NaNo Reflections

It’s been a month since the end of the last NaNo, and I’m still mulling over how I felt about it. I’ve been focusing on plotting lately, so I was looking forward to pantsing again. I didn’t enjoy it as much as I have in the past.

I still like the experience of discovery through writing, but I’ve also come to like the efficiency I’ve managed to achieve in what plotting I’ve done, and I can’t say that pantsing is the most efficient method in the universe, even if it is still effective for me.

So, my conclusions from this NaNo is that I need to find a way to get the efficiency of plotting in with the discovery of pantsing.

Flying by the seat of your pants; I miss you Merit Badger! Outlining; I miss you Merit Badger!

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“I try to create sympathy for my characters, then turn the monsters loose.”

Stephen King (via maxkirin)


“Some part of me knew from the first that what I wanted was not reality but myth.”

Stephen King (via maxkirin)


Car 9: It’s the End of the World As We Know It

Welcome to the to A is For Apocalypse blog train! If you haven’t had a chance yet, be sure to check out the other stops on the train.

Car 8: Alexandra SeidelApocalyptic Blog TrainCar 10: Samantha Kymmell-Harvey

One of the first apocalypses I can remember seeing was in Wizards. It was showing late at a comic convention in a tiny room in the basement floor. Only a handful of people were there, which was good, as the room could maybe have held twenty people. A TV was placed at the front of the room, the lights were turned out, and the world appeared on the screen. Then it blew up.

We laughed. What else could you do?

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