So, it seems I slept. Finally. And I slept a lot. Yesterday, after being up all night, writing even more on my NaNo novel, and taking a nap during that day, I passed out at about midnight. This is quite unusual to me and came as a surprise when I woke up this morning at seven. I was only up for a bit though before I passed back out until around eleven or noon.
I spent most of the morning uninspired with a terrible headache. Then I went off to art class. That was actually enjoyable today and I even came up with a few more ideas to add to my NaNo Novel. I also got quite a bit done in art and even sketched out a Minotaur! Hurrah for Greek Mythology.
I came home and had another eventful meeting with The Literary Captives, our writing group. We did a prompt, talked about goals for the week, what we’ve been working on, and even were all assigned homework: Find an article online that you think could help the group.
I’m very inspired and motivated to write. I’ve done a few #wordsprints tonight and have come away with some good flash fiction. This is even being written in a word sprint.
Oh, another thing I did yesterday before passing out was writing up a two page or so outline for my NaNo novel. It actually helped me come up with a few more plot points which I wasn’t so sure it would. I always felt I was more of a Pantser than a Plotter. That’s just how I’ve always written short stories and such. But I’m starting to feel better and better about pre-plotting and outlining. Honestly, I’m not too sure how I feel about this development.
Either way I have a good idea of what I’m going to do for NaNoWriMo and it makes me just want to write it all now. But I’m trying to wait and come up with perhaps another novel to work on in the mean time.
I’ve also been helping my best friend Katrina work on her NaNo novel. She’s going to try and do a YA Fantasy story as well. Hopefully we’ll be able to help each other out enough without crossing each other’s stories.
Do you have a NaNoWriMo writing friend? What genre and style novel are you going to write for NaNo or just writing in general? Got any tips for a first time fantasy writer and NaNo-er?