NaNoWriMo Prep

I wasn’t going to do it. I wasn’t going to start another blog. NaNoWriMo is approaching fast and I have found the need to voice or write as my anxiety builds. I previously posted that I would not create an outline, right, what a foolish thought.

Whatever…as time gets near I have been giving some thought to my story and realize a few good scenes aren’t enough to carry even a short novel to 50,000 words. GGRRR! I’m happy to report I have come out of my  fog and have outlined  7 chapters of my story, nothing in too much detail mind you, just enough to give me focus and direction.

Last minute preparations, as if writing the novel wouldn’t be enough excitement, I had to go and do this!

Enough about my ordeal, I read in amazement there are up 300,000 writers out there participating in NaNo this year, though I haven’t heard anything official, but wow, what a turn out! I do plan to donate to NaNoWriMo and hope others do as well, a month long challenge is ideal to get the creative, ok, ok the mind boggling writing spirit flowing again.

Getting that first draft out is worth ten dollars or so to help keep the challenge alive.

I wish every one well! So at the stroke of midnight on November 1st I’ll be sleeping, no midnights for me, so I’ll see you, not really, I’ll actually be with you in spirit at 4 AM! Now back to my rough outline.


About Ann Simpson
Ann Simpson lives in Falmouth, Virginia near the Civil War Battlegrounds of Historic Fredericksburg. Most of her paranormal writing takes place in the early morning before the family wakes and the spirits rest. She loves to write and read paranormal mysteries, suspense and drama. Book one of the Dark Guests Series, The Genealogist's Guests, was published in October 2013. Ann is currently writing book two, of which she may title, Megan's Heritage, sounds great...I just came up with it. I think I'll keep it!

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