Daily Challenge Check-in: October 22, 2015

Words/Time: 30 minutes working on prep for my 2015 NaNoNovel. This was spent mostly trying to boil the plot I have in mind down into a few paragraphs that I can share here and on the NaNo site. You wouldn’t think that would be so difficult, but it’s not easy trying to figure out what the main plot thread is in a story you haven’t written. (In my case, it’s not always easy figuring out the main plot thread in one I have written.) Also, trying to boil it down to a short, succinct synopsis with no extras, even when those extras maybe feel like they’re integral to the story, can take some thinking.

While I was working on that, I had to adjust my timeline a bit to clear up some events I’d muddied. I think I’m finally ready to start my outline.

2 thoughts on “Daily Challenge Check-in: October 22, 2015

  1. I found out that I am a pantster. I had every intention of doing lots of prep this month for NaNoWriMo, but it wasn’t until 0200 this morning that my story and my main character found me. Now I need to do what you’ve done, and write a synopsis for the NaNo website.

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    • I love those moments of story elements just starting to come together in your head, especially when you’re not even looking for them at the time. I often wonder what I did, saw, or thought about that led to those “Aha!” moments. Maybe nothing, who knows.


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