That’s right. I’ve gone to the dark side of NaNoWriMo. Somewhere between realizing that we have only three days to prepare for NaNo (it’s okay, you can panic) and looking at my bursting-at-the-seams schedule, I decided that taking on a whole novel in one month would be disastrous. Catastrophic, even.
I like this story idea. I really do, and I think other people (you, dear reader, in particular) would also enjoy it. So, I want to do it right, which means not rushing into it and fumbling as I go. (When I realized I didn’t even have a name for my main character, it was time to stop and put it down for awhile.)
This doesn’t mean I’m not participating in NaNo, though. No, no. It just means that instead of writing a novel–that isn’t prepped and when I’m not prepped–I’ll be writing short stories then sharing them with you.
To me, this is a win-win situation. I get the opportunity to suck less, and you get to enjoy bite-sized stories throughout the month.
So, now, I’m just going to busy myself with setting up the mailing list (I should’ve done this months ago) and brainstorming some micro-story ideas.
How is your NaNo preparations coming along? Are you feeling confident or completely out of your element? Are you pursuing the same idea you started with, or have you, like me, changed it to something else?