Are you ready yet?

NaNoWriMo is only a few days away!

How ready are you for 30 days of literary abandon?

While some of you may be itching to start, outlines organized and plot bunnies all lined up, many of you, perhaps, still don’t have any idea what you’ll write about.

If you’re one of those who has yet to iron out your idea/plot/character, have no fear! There is help!

Suzan Isik, awesome friend of mine and a member of the Book-Addicts, has this amazing blog post with five places to find your NaNo plot.

Suzan’s listed some great links and resources, and even if you have your plot ironed out, they’re worth bookmarking. Even if you don’t use them for NaNo, they’ll come in handy another day.

Once you’ve visited those sites and you’ve got your idea bubbling, use this weekend to organize it. Even if you’re not a plotter, keep some notes jotted down about your ideas. November will go that much more smoothly — giving you more of a chance to win — if you’re organized.

Scrivner, a writing tool for Macs, just released a beta version from windows that I’m hearing  a lot of good things about. But, it’s only in a beta phase and you don’t get to keep it for very long. Scrivner is planning on releasing the full version in January, but it’ll cost you $40. Of course, if you win NaNo, you’ll get a code for 50% off, which is some incentive to win if you decide you liked the beta sample.

Of course, Scrivner is not the only way to prep your NaNo novel. There are plenty of other ways to get ready too! Read this post with helpful hints for prepping your NaNo novel.

What suggestions do you have for those still not ready for November 1?

2 responses

  1. I’m not ready yet, but I’m getting there. Spent some time on my lunch break sketching out some details about the world (my book’s set in 2100). I’ll hopefully spend some more time getting to “know” my characters and plot out some ideas for scenes…I’m excited,as I’m a newbie!

    October 28, 2010 at 2:36 pm

    • Last year was my first year to do NaNo.I won, but barely and what I wrote is still undergoing heavy revisions. That’s OK though, it was a fun experience, and I’m very excited for this year.

      If you ever want to word war, let me know — I’m on AIM, Yahoo and Google Talk. 🙂

      October 28, 2010 at 7:41 pm

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