Last Minute NaNoPrep

There’s about a day and a half left before the start of NaNoWriMo!

At the point of my last post I was optimistic. I had a week to go, plenty of ideas, and more than enough time to sketch out a rough outline with some scene cards in Scrivener.

I hadn’t counted on a migraine disrupting most of my week. Even after I was able to sit at my desk again without pain I found it hard to find the focus I needed to produce something coherent. I lost a couple days waiting for that brain fog to pass.

It finally got a bit better last night. Now I’m playing catch up. What I thought would be a whole week of dedicated preparation is going to be less than half that.

I’m not going to let this stop me. I’ve dived into NaNoWriMo with less of an idea of what I’m writing than this.

My biggest concern now is getting back to 100% before the writing starts. I can outline as I go if I have to, but I can’t get that far if I don’t have the strength and focus to get the writing done.

It’s not an ideal situation, but I believe I can work with what I’ve got. I’ve been more and less prepared than this in the past and every November has its unique problems. This year won’t be any different.


How’s your last minute NaNoPrep going? Are you a pantser just resting up before the writing starts?

Let’s be NaNoBuddies! I’ll be hanging out over on NaNoWriMo and Twitter all month.

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