Who else out there is taking part in NaNoWriMo?
This is my first year, and so far, so good. In the weeks leading up to the start of November, I had several different story ideas floating around my head, and I agonised over trying to choose which one to develop, eventually jotting down basic structures for several ideas. What has surprised me though, is that since starting, I have followed none of these stories and a completely unexpected story has been born. It’s almost as though my main character is telling me the story. It’s quite exciting, if somewhat unnerving, because I have no idea where I’m going with this! I guess I’d definitely fall into NaNoWriMo’s “pantser” category!
The story is set mainly in Russia, from the perspective of a British teenager who moved there with her alcoholic mother and abusive step-father. Sounds depressing? Yes. Yes it is. As I say, it’s not the story I planned for or chose at all…I didnt even know I had this story in me! It is simply the story that began to unfold as I typed, almost possessed, words flowing before I even knew what I was writing.
What about you? Are you a pantser or a planner? What’s your synopsis? And feel free to add me as a writing buddy – I need all the accountability I can get!