Monday Mayhem – Rocking it Old School

I said I wasn’t doing NaNoWriMo this year.

I did it (and won!) every year from 2009 – 2018. A nice, even 10 years of literary abandon. A good place to stop, right?

Yeah. I’m totally doing NaNo again, but I am rocking it old school this year.

Manual typewriter

Okay, maybe not that old-school, but I am doing some things a little differently.

  1. I’m writing an all-new story. I had to set the problematic WIP aside and try to focus on something less resistive.
  2. I’m totally pantsing it. No loose outline. No character sketches. No beat sheets. Just telling a story.
  3. I don’t even care if I make the 50k. Okay, I say that, but we all know I’m just enough of an achiever to take my best shot at it. I know I can do it. I’ve done it 10 times before, so I have nothing to prove by killing myself.
  4. I’m free-flowing it in a good, old-fashioned Word document. Nothing against my Scrivener software, just feeling the need to get back to basics.
  5. I have no idea if this story is a romance. I assume it will develop into one, but I’m not going to force it.

So, yeah. You know the drill. I’ll see you sometime in December!

7 Replies to “Monday Mayhem – Rocking it Old School”

  1. Aww, my little overachiever. You are an inspiration to me. I truly hope to tackle NaNo this time around. Once would be enough. I may not get there, but I’m sure gonna try. Thanks for all the butt-kicking! xo

  2. I decided to set time goals instead of word count. An hour yesterday. Permission not to write on Mondays (my marathon work day). I want to enjoy writing again. I haven’t in a long time.

  3. This doesn’t surprise me in the least! I just couldn’t see you NOT doing it! Have fun with that pantsing thing, and I’d bet good money that some romance will filter in. Good luck!

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