A Month of Dreaming

…and writing as much as I can to meet the 50,000 words within the 30 day timeframe. I hadn’t planned on this and wouldn’t have remembered if it weren’t for reading the posts of many here on WordPress. I have decided to give my ancestry blog/research a break and join thousands of people in the quest to finish a novel in a month.

Like others I will try and let go of the editor in me and focus on just getting the story out. I have an idea for a story, been noting how I want the story to present, but do I have a well planned outline…goodness no. I’m not going to create one either. In fact the most I will do as far as planning goes is to note on a daily bases, or not, where I want the story to go as I’m meeting the 1667 words a day.

Most of my preparing for the month of November is not of the actual story writing but on how I will find the time to peck away at my key board on a daily bases. So in preparation I’ve been going to bed earlier because my planned writing time will be from 4 AM to 7AM when everyone else is sleeping, before my full time job , and after 8 hours of sleep.

So I’ll join many others on November 1st but instead of a well thought out outline I’ll write freely and attempt to just let the story flow each morning and if none of it makes sense in the end well shoot its just a first draft, I’ll revise later. This may teach me a lesson on overthinking everything.



About Ann Simpson

Ann Simpson lives in Falmouth, Virginia near the Civil War Battlegrounds of Historic Fredericksburg. Most of her paranormal writing takes place in the early morning before the family wakes and the spirits rest. She loves to write and read paranormal mysteries, suspense and drama. Book one of the Dark Guests Series, The Genealogist's Guests, was published in October 2013. Ann is currently writing book two, of which she may title, Megan's Heritage, sounds great...I just came up with it. I think I'll keep it!

Posted on October 27, 2011, in NaNoWriMo and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

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