There’s only a couple more days now until NaNoWriMo starts and I won’t lie, I’m feeling nervous.
I have my idea down, characters, plot, chapters and pretty much everything possible to write a novel but I’m still nervous!
I hadn’t got my idea down properly last year and I think due to that and all that happened in November it prevented me from even completing week one but this year will be different, I know it will.
I have a couple of my friends taking part in NaNoWriMo alongside me this year, especially my friend Amy who I know will encourage me to write and I’ll make sure to do the same.
Plus my boyfriend has been so lovely and helped me out loads with my novel so I can’t wait to send it him everyday after I’ve written my 2,000 words for the day for him to read.
With NaNoWriMo you are encouraged to just write, write, write and not worry about punctuation, spelling mistakes, etc and just sort those out after November, which is probably something I’ll follow again this year, like I did in 2011.
Whilst I’m really nervous, I am really excited to be taking part in NaNoWriMo again as I am really pleased with the idea I came up with.
Due to me being a paranoid ninny, I won’t be talking much about my novel idea due to worry that someone out there on the world wide web may steal it and use it themselves. I like to think whilst my idea isn’t exactly unique, I would like to think that it hasn’t been done as of yet and I want to keep it that way.
I will let you in on some inspiration of my novel idea though.
It’s a fantasy/mystery novel was based off of a dream that I had and everyone in the dream wore steam punk clothing and it was all based underwater. It’s heavily based on steam punk in general, not just the clothes with the setting, the mechanics throughout the world and such like that. Think of a mixture of all the Bioshock games and a little bit of Fallout 3 in there too. As well as this it does have some religious elements in there too, but nothing heavy and anyone who is of any religion, or no religion for that matter would still be able to enjoy it. The lead character is female and everyone within the story is English, with it being set in England too, of course. That’s all I can give away for the time being, I’m a tease aren’t I? 😛
I’m really hoping I can be successful with this novel this year as I love the plot and all the twists and turns you see throughout it and if you know me, you’ll know how dark I write and this novel will be just the same!
I’ll be updating my blog every Friday with progress of how I’m doing with the challenge, this Friday not being included of course!
As I’m going to be so busy during November with NaNoWriMo I’ve been super busy this month writing up posts for you all to read throughout the month, as I know I’d be too busy to write posts up. I will be writing up a few posts, more than likely with the help of my boyfriend in some areas but this won’t be a problem!
I hope you’ve all had a great month though and make sure to have fun for Hallowe’en tomorrow if you’re doing anything! Sadly I probably won’t be going out for it, but I’m not too fussed about that to be honest.
Also, if you’re taking part in NaNoWriMo, good luck! You can find me as Broken_Prophet over on Twitter, so feel free to pop over and have a chat with me during November about how you’re getting on!
If you have any questions about NaNoWriMo, please leave any down below in the comments.
I’ll see you all soon and take care everyone.