Today I have decided to change my NaNoWriMo writing strategy. I suppose better now on the second day than on the 24th otherwise that may mess everything up.
Every year as I scramble to make the word count (and for the most part fail spectacurly) because I write the novel from the beginning and by the time I get to a scene that has been rolling around my head for the past x amount of time its gone! That is why this year I have decided to focus on the scenes but not necessarily in order. As I write the scene and move onto the next I will obviously leave out the part that glues the two together in order to make the story flow.
Sounds stupid, I am quite aware, but keep reading! Just let me explain before you throw a writing/typing/storytelling device at me!
When I get the dreaded NaNoWriMo writers block that would normally take ages for me to get over (when I obviously do not have agest since this has to be done in 30 days) I will go back and begin the task of putting the scenes together as one would do when sewing a whole bunch of patch work squares to make a quilt. See what I am getting at? I’ll still be getting words and it will be productive. The idea is that I will be able to come up with new scenes and ideas as I sew everything up.
Today I worked out one of the last scenes of my novel. Don’t give me that look!
Many years ago, when I was still in highschool, one of my very awesome band teachers once told the class that in order to make the song amazing you work from the last note first. Well since I don’t play my flute as much and I am no longer in band (thank god) I figured I would put that advice to good use else where.
The scene I wrote is basically about a thousand words where my main character (still unnamed by the way; if you have any name ideas send my way!) finally discovers who the warlock is that she has been trying to find.
Hope all your NaNo Novels are coming along great. Have you guys found any plotholes yet?