Last year, I participated in NanoWrimo with a project I have spent years working on. For those of you who do not know, NanoWrimo stands for National November Writing Month. The target is to write 50,000 words from 1st November until the 30th November.
This year, I have decided to participate again. Recently, I decided to split the book into a trilogy: In the first book, Nancy discovers about her fae heritage and must embrace her new identity; in the second book, she looks for her family; in the last she must learn and take on the burden of being a royal princess.
My project for this year’s NanoWrimo is to complete the second book of Realms of Magic. I’m hoping to develop more about each of the characters and ensure that they don’t move as a pack of six rather they do have disagreements before coming back together. I also hope to establish the relationship between both sisters while they work together to rescue their parents.
I also want to develop the drama and the threat a bit more than in the first book as it’s the whole point of the prophecy and Nancy must come to realise that sometimes the threat is within the confines of the academy itself rather than just on the outside.
Writing Style Technique
My techniques for achieving this goal is to plan a small structure so I know where I’m going and then free write within those boundaries, which I guess makes me a planser. The challenges of this is my protection over my piece. The questions I need to ask myself is will I allow myself to free write with affectiveness. But after a certain degree, it makes me panic when I don’t know where I am going and it sometimes puts me off writing. However, I am perfectly able to get an idea and run with it and more than happy for this to take me in a new direction.
The Objective for NanoWrimo
By the end of this month I may not be able to write the entire second book but I do hope to get to a point where the protagonist, Nancy Smyth, is more confident in herself and is able to rescue her sister, or at the very least, one step closer to her goal. If I haven’t finished the first draft by the end of the month, I hope it gives me a plan for the rest of book 2 and at least an idea on where to start for the third book.
Thanks for Reading
I will keep you updated on how I am doing with NanoWrimo, you can also have a look at my status by looking at my nanowrimo profile (Username is Sophie96). You can also follow me on Twitter and Facebook.