04 October 2012

Writing the next novel

It's that time of year once again.  Sign ups for NaNoWriMo started yesterday. I've been over to the site and checking it out. It's been redesigned.  I've titled my novel "Stormclouds" with the idea that it will be fantasy.  I thought about trying a historical fiction. May try that yet. I have 29 days to make the choice.  I think I will do some plotting, synopsis, research.

I have all that family history research on my computer, so that might be a place to start.  Most of it is in the late 1800's, early 1900's.  Might even ask my dad to help with plotting. The historical fiction might be doable after all.

I'll see what comes up as I plot this book.  This will be the first time that I will plan it out before November 1. I'm planning on self publishing some short stories right in the middle of the month. Why did I not remember I'd be doing Nano?

Yesterday, I saw Stephanie Allen's comment about NaNo and that reminded me. A good thing too, as the wipe at the site meant there wasn't as much to hunt though for the threads I wanted to read. I came upon the sponsor for NaNo. One is the Write Way program which is free for NaNo participants with a code and a 50% code to purchase.

I downloaded it and spent the rest of the day looking through it. It does have places for everything that now is in several folders and flash drives.  I'm slowly transferring my stories over and putting my notes and ideas into their proper places. Doing this has freed up quite a bit of storage space. The only thing I still have to check out is if I can access it through the Drive. Hmmm. I'm already plotting for NaNo and it's easy, now that everything's in one place. And my other stories are being organized and I've made some changes as I've entered them. Easier to edit, so far.

I found the badge and widget which I had no problem posting to my sidebar. Yea, all those hours coding and getting my blog back to working paid off. Trial and error, even through I read the directions.

Now, I'm off to play with my new program. Thank you Stephanie for the reminder yesterday.


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