It’s PREPTOBER!

Hello, hello, hello again, and welcome back.

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It’s time to get some WRITING done!

Next month is NANOWRIMO, which, if you don’t know, is

NATIONAL

NOVEL

WRITING

MONTH

The challenge is simple but grueling:

Write 50 THOUSAND words….any words at all…in 30 DAYS.

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That’s it in a nutshell.

Write any words you want from November 1 to 30th and try to hit 50k, the equivalent of 1,667 words a day.

Because NOVEMBER is such a busy month, PLANNERS and even some PANTSERS like to begin planning their novels in the month of OCTOBER.

Hence, PREPTOBER.

I personally consider myself a PLANTSER. Not only because it’s fun to say, but also because I am a blend of a PLANNER and a PANTSER.
PLANNERS do just that: plan, outline, and world build before they ever start the real work of writing.
PANTSERS just fly by the seat of their pants and write whatever comes to mind.

PLANTSERS do some version of both. I make very detailed outlines of my novels and do all sorts of prep, but when I sit down to write I can’t control the flow of words. I don’t even try anymore. I’ve always said I’m a better editor than a writer, and that’s because I have to edit so much of my own work.

So here’s what I’ve done for PREPTOBER so far:

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*Announced my writing project (NANOWRIMO) and my word count goal (50k)

*Decided my genre, story idea, and point of view (POV)

*Planned my writing time and routine and prepped my writing space

I still have some hard stuff to do:

*Outline

*Character Questionnaires

*Research

All so I will be ready to write at the stroke of midnight on Nov. 1st.

Am I crazy? Probably. Have I done it before? You betcha.

I’m still trying to figure out this writing life, but I know participating in NANOWRIMO has and will continue to help me put my words out there, and I invite you to join me. Believe me, you can.

XXXlinsey

RAFFLE: In other news, I’ve just begun designing some notebooks and workbooks that are for sale on amazon. COMMENT ON THIS POST to be considered for the drawing for one PREPTOBER workbook and one NANOWRIMO workbook sometime in the next few weeks. I’d love to hear from you.

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