“Captain, the wormhole is pulling us in. Engines at full. No escaping it now. I wonder where it will take us?”
“I know where it goes, Ensign.”
“Agreed, Ensign. However, this passing alien gave me a cool star map that shows where all the best restaurants are in the quadrant so maybe I’ll find a few places to take the wife. Head into the wormhole, Ensign and let the chaos be damned.”
Hello everyone! *smiles*
As you can tell, I’m chin deep in NaNo prep. Remember back when I said I had written 12k in prep. Yeah. Well it turns out that was me banging through finding my storyline. Finally got it. Fortunately, what I did in the first part of the month gave me a solid world, characters and such. I also have worked out a new design process, (with a bit of help from posts by Larry Brooks and Alex Sokoloff; you can find them both under NaNo Fever in my Blog Treasures 10-29 post), that has me blazing ahead at Warp 9 now with a fun ploutline (new word: plot + outline = ploutline, yep, I’m clever when my mind is exhausted).
I know many of you are doing NaNo along with my ROWbro Kerry and I and we would like to buddy up with all of the ROWNaNo’s out there. On the NaNoWriMo site I am GeneLempp and Kerry is TheProject (you’ll have to ask him where that name came from, his story, he gets to tell it *grins*).
For those of you not joining us for NaNo, I hope you will keep a pot of coffee (or other assorted energy boosting beverages), a word of support and a smile for your fellow ROWers. I know we will all need a voice or two of sanity over the coming month.
Okay, on to the goals.
I alluded to NaNo prep above and yes, I now have a storyline, world, primary characters and am plotted through the First Plot Point. Today I’ll be moving that ahead to the end. Note that I actually have more, the above is a transfer of the notes and details I’ve worked out over the past month being put into an official outline. All good here, I’ll be ready to go on Tuesday.
Kristen’s Blogging for Brand class is fantastic and I’m learning a great deal that I hope to apply on the other side of the NaNo wormhole. Still a month to go for the class and I’m up to date on all the lessons. Sheila Seabrook, from the class, was nice enough to loan me the “helmet of plotting protection” so I don’t get brain damage from banging my head on my desk during these final couple days. Thanks, Sheila *smile*
If you noticed, my manic squirrel mode cost me one treadmill walk. Simply forgot. My wife chided me for the oversight (chided is a very mild word here). I’ll be back on it today.
Time to get back to the prep but I’ll be around to visit some of you during my breaks today. Hope the last week and the coming one were fantastic for all of you. If not, hey, new week, new opportunities. Seize the now.