The Road to NaNoWriMo. Introduction

As you’re no doubt aware by now, upcoming Sunday this year’s NaNoWriMo kicks off and I’m going to be in it, working hard to finally get a story (if not a novel) finished! This week I will be making preparations for being able to write those 50,000 words in 30 days. What’s the setting going to be like? Where does it take place? Who are the characters and what are they going to do? What is the plot from beginning to middle to end going to look like? All those questions will require an answer and if I’m going to write those 1,600 to 1,700 words per day (the minimum requirement to reach the big 50,000) they need to be answered before Sunday. Yes, I have less than one week to set up the blueprints for pretty much an entire novel!

To do this I will be requiring focus and since I can’t drop my non-writing responsibilities (like, you know, work, daily domestic duties and my Arabic homework) that means the weekly will be undergoing some changes during this preparation week and the entire month of November. So what’s going to change?

First of all there’s going to be the Road to NaNoWriMo, a short, week-long miniseries in which I’ll be keeping you posted on the development of my NaNoWriMo preparations. While trying not to give the plot away I will be revealing the various parts of the story – such as setting, locations, haracters and hopefully, eventually, an actual title – as they take shape. I’ve planned for this to be a daily series, also to make sure I keep on working, and I’ll do my best to make sure it’s going to be.

Second: as of Sunday I’ll be starting with my novel, writing every single day until the end of November. Since that’s going to eat up a lot of time and energy most series will be put on halt for a bit, but I do plan on posting a short log every day on how things are progressing. This, of course, will include all the fun and frustration I’ll no doubt be encountering during this epic challenge!

A few things will remain pretty much the same. Order 66 will be posted weekly on Monday, which is currently my busiest day of the week. The Order 66 story has already been completely written, so it requires little work to get up here. On Fridays I really hope to keep The Artist’s Tale as a weekly series, though probably with shorter introductions. Whether I’m going to succeed will depend on how the novel writing process will be going, but even if I can’t tackle it weekly, bi-weekly should be doable.

And that concludes the introduction to both the Road to NaNoWriMo and my NaNoWriMo participation itself. Now, it truly begins! Join me tomorrow when I will be looking at the story’s setting. See you then!


Ever since a group of shoes held a birthday party a long, long time ago (though in a galaxy not that far away) a little boy’s appreciation for creation was born. And so, throughout the following years shoes partied, a dinosaur travelled through time, oddly shaped football players went on adventures, a young wanderer became a knight, a comedian rose to godhood, Jedi fought an evil empire, a war between cyborg warlords and human-insect hybrids engulfed the world… The boy had learned how with only words on paper (and from times to time a few pictures) he was able to bring people, places, even entire worlds to life. By now that little boy has reached almost the third decade of his life and his love for telling stories has not ceased. And finally, long after he had planned to, he has decided to share these stories with the world. Whether you are a new or already familiar face: welcome to this little archive of mine! This is a place where I will, finally, actually be sharing my writing with others. It will feature pretty much anything I feel like sharing, both old and new stories, fan-fiction and original content, and probably some non-fiction added in at times. So, if you like reading, writing, stories (or me ^_~), drop by, drop a comment (I can’t promise I’ll get back to you quickly, since I’m horrible at that, but I’ll do my best) and, drop it like it’s hot. … Sorry… ^_^; In any case, I hope you’ll enjoy yourself and I look forward to seeing you around!

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2 comments on “The Road to NaNoWriMo. Introduction
  1. I’m really excited to keep up with your blog for the next week. I love seeing people prep for NaNoWriMo. It’s so exciting and interesting.

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Who? Just your average descendant of two sea-faring peoples, recently graduated anthropology Master and aspiring author with a life-long passion for writing.

What? Uhm, human. I think... Also a bit crazy, but in a good way. I think...

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