Always intimidated by NaNoWriMo?  I wrote a blog post here on how to Brainstorm and plot out your novel.  Not exactly easy, though it’s broken down pretty well there.  Here’s my thought process so far–I know I have (only) 23 days until NaNoWriMo 2016 begins!


Writing is Hard.

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NaNoWriMo 2016 is just around the corner.  So you know what that means.  Everyone who’s a plotter (like me) is plotting their little hearts out, scouring their how-to books and trying to figure out what the plot points and pitch points are.  Sounds interesting?  I like to think so!  I normally do my plotting by hand first, then transcribe into the computer.  That’s a better way for my brain to process all these things.

Then I have a basic outline.  Right now my outline has about 28 points.  Perhaps it will translate to 28 chapters?  I’m not sure.  Some things need to be rearranged, added, and taken out.

I’ll be slamming fingers into the keys all November, ignoring my friends and loved ones, neglecting my kids, and forcing out those two thousand words I’ll need each day to reach my goal.  I’m super excited about this project I’m working on.  It’s another Young Adult, Science Fiction novel, and I think it’s gonna be a wild ride.

Please consider supporting me, NaNoWriMo, and Miranda is a Lie (working title) by donating here.  I’m raising funds to attend NaNoWriMo’s Night of Writing Dangerously in San Francisco.  I would appreciate any support you can give me! 🙂

Here’s that link again: