Lots of things going on in my life lately. I didn’t complete NaNoEdMo, but I’m okay with taking my sweet time on this. I am still tracking my editing hours and have passed the 10 hour point. Now it’s just about time to get ready for this year’s NaNoWriMo. My fiancee said he’ll probably join me, and a coworker is on the fence and trying to get some of her friends to join before she really commits to it. I plan on lending her my copy of No Plot? No Problem to entice her.
I don’t know what I’ll write this year. I have vague ideas for a sequel to QfS, but I’d rather hold off on that until the first one is done with editing so I don’t have to rewrite the sequel ten times as things change in QfS. I also have the “novel” ideas from January of this year, but I think the 1k that I wrote works best as is, so I plan on putting that in my short story binder along with the others. So where does that leave me? I have no ideas yet, but I’m sure (translation: I hope) some brilliance will strike my fancy just before November, as it did last year.
My preparations have begun today, though! I have started rereading No Plot? No Problem, because of course I can’t pass it along until I refresh my memory. I have also started praying that I don’t get sick all that month — I’m sick now, going on a week, and I think that’s enough for one year. I’m thinking about which blank notebook to use for this year’s plans, ideas, research, sketches, highlighting, crossing out, epiphanies, peppermint hot chocolate stains….