I don’t even know if I’m ready, to be frank. I have left Nakoma hanging for more than a week, and I feel terribly guilty. I have also given up on outlining–I have my character bios and some chapters’ topics and a map of NYC. I’m just going to jump in with what I’ve got. AND I DO HAVE SOMETHING. Okay?
Instead of going on and on and on about my novel for NaNo, I am going to talk about NaNo itself. Because I already talked [or rather, wrote/typed] about it in another post. If you haven’t read it, your loss.
How have you prepared for NaNoWriMo?
Well. I did bios of my main characters, to get to know them better. And I did about three pieces of dialogue. I know, it’s not a lot, but I got rather stuck and then school happened. So. I also brainstormed a bit. I also just realized I could have outlined on Scrivener, which I might do after choir today and after school tomorrow. I also uploaded all the stuff about my novel to the YWP site [because I’m a teen and PROUD]. Y’know, my synopsis, title, word count goal, and the bee-yoo-ti-ful cover.
How will you manage school and NaNo?
That is a very good question. I will do my homework diligently and quickly, try to stay focused during school, and get as much homework done in class as possible. Hopefully I won’t have any huge projects to do.
Is it possible to still go out with your friends and socialize? Or will you stay in your room and write every day?
I will still be going out with my friends and on outings and such, but less frequently. I will only use my phone for texting and calling, no editing or social media. I see my friends at school, so that’s okay.
How will you manage your blogs and social media?
I will post once a week here and give an update on how I’m doing, along with some uplifting quotes/videos/etc., but my posts will probably be very short. My other blog, AGV, is being managed by Engie @ Musings From Neville’s Navel. :)
Like I said, my social media [which only consists of Instagram and Goodreads, possibly] will be ignored.
Will you read?
I’ll read during school and once I meet my word count goals for the day, but otherwise I will write. I will probably take a while to read a book, and will just post the cover, bits of info, and the overall rating, unless I feel it has to be reviewed properly.
Have you ever done NaNoWriMo before? If so, what was the outcome?
I participated in Camp NaNoWriMo during July just to work on Nakoma. I wrote 20,000 words and it almost killed me. I am scared for November.
Are you on the Young Writers Program or the regular website?
I’m on YWP, because:
a) you can choose your word count
b) the website is for a younger audience, and I would like to meet people closer to my own age.
My username is CarmineRose [I attempted to change it to spreading_my_wings but it never went through]. Feel free to message me! Just tell me your blog alias so I know who you are.
Here is a video by one of my favorite booktubers, Katytastic. In it, she discussed 5 ways to prepare yourself for NaNoWriMo. Sorry this is a bit late, but I still hope you will find this helpful. :)
Are you doing NaNoWriMo? Tell me in the comments below. :)