7 Strategies for NaNoWriMo Prep

Maris McKay

National Novel Writing Month is less than 1 month away, and I have no idea what I’m going to write. Or, rather, I have too many ideas:

  • Should I go with the super-human dystopian YA novel that I almost wrote last year?
  • Perhaps I continue work on the sequel for The Heather and the Falcon? It’s already started, but just barely, and I could easily write another 50,000 words on this story.
  • Maybe one of the ideas in my writer’s notebook would make a nice novel. There are so many of them to choose from.
  • Or is there a new, undiscovered story lurking somewhere in my unconscious just waiting to be pulled out and set on paper?

Whichever one I choose, I’m going to approach planning for this novel the same way I did in 2011 and 2013, the years I “won” NaNoWriMo. It’s been a good strategy for me…

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