Wow. I’m singing along with Dayner’s play list for novel writing. And perched on the edge of my seat to see what happens to Kathan’s Mean Girls. And cheering that Dark Angel’s voice is coming on so loud and clear….
Me? I’m feeling dangerously unprepared for the upcoming NaNoWriMo experience, with a measly two and a half pages of hand-written notes in my own back-scratch handwriting that even I can’t read. And these notes are scribbled on the back of the mileage log from our last road trip – not even in the spiffy new notebook I bought expressly for NaNoWriMo!
So I tried deep, meditative breathing for focus, which hasn’t helped squat, and now I’m turning to you, Chris, for inspiration. And I see you shape my mantra for the coming month: PLOT HAPPENS.
Oh, Chris, I hope you are right!! You write: “If you spend enough time with your characters, plot simply happens.”
I do have characters, lots of them. I’m going to spend the next ten days trying to get to know some of them better to see which ones are most interested in going on a wild ride with me. I have a few ideas where we might go, but they will probably have some better thoughts, and maybe not until we actually hit the road.
Oh, Chris, I hope you are right!!