Wow. So, I just realized that I have totally forgotten to update on here. In all honesty, I have not been doing any real research for the book that I’m writing this month. After not winning NaNoWriMo the past three years, I decided that I would cut research out of the deal and see how far I could get. Well, I’m now at 80,144 words and I’m not even at the end of the month yet so I’m pretty sure that I will reserve my research for the end of the month. I have, for the first time, won NaNoWriMo and as soon as I finish writing the book, I’ll be going through the research process. So far, I have a grocery list of things to look up that consist of names, places, geography, topography, candle making, scented oils, incense, and the list goes on. I’m very excited about the project thus far and truly hope to see the ending – which I still haven’t mapped out yet. There are so many things going on in the book that it’s turned out so much better than I could have hoped for. I believe it may be one of my best works yet which makes me even more ecstatic about it. I promise to update more frequently as I do research, I just have to get to the end of this book first. :D
So, today is November 1st which is the start of National Novel Writing Month – NaNoWriMo for short. I am going to be doing my best to complete the challenge as mentioned in my first post. I have a myriad of creatures in the book that I’ve decided to start along with a grocery list of things to research and write into existence. There are vampires, loup garou, goblins, lutins, hsing-hsings, ink monkeys, nagas, and elves to name a few. I am having to develop weaponry, a whole government system, every-day modes of transport, recreate the geography and topography of Earth, and I’m not sure what else yet. The ultimate goal is to write 50,000 words on or before the end of the month. It’s hair pulling, nail nibbling, finger tapping, stomach knotting, fun. I will totally be utilizing the write or die software again this year and I need to get my hands on a couple pounds of chocolate to last the month…mmm rewards.
I suppose I should start with an introduction in case you are reading this and you’re not from my facebook account. My name is Lindsey and I am twenty-three years old. I love to sit down with a cup of tea or hot cocoa and read a good book. I currently live in Florida but seriously long for a colder climate. When the kids are older we will probably move elsewhere but, until then, I’m stuck in the ever humid Florida. It’s been a long while since I’ve done any blogging but I really miss it. I have never been particularly adept at maintaining a journal or diary but I do love to research and write. Next month will be National Novel Writing Month and I am trying to get prepared. I haven’t taken NaNoWriMo seriously since my first year in 2009 and hope to change that this year. I will be doing my best to focus, write, research, and record the process. If you would like to participate please visit nanowrimo.com and you will meet a whole world of authors, inspirational people, and research materials for all genres of writing.