NaNoWriMo

So NaNo is almost here again! How exciting.

This year I completed Camp NaNo in August and wrote 70k (plus 58 words!) and had a ball. I didn’t plan it at all, which is something I now realise I should never ever do because everything goes to shit and I’m left scrambling about for any kind of direction. It was terribly fun, but not something I want to repeat any time soon.

For November’s NaNo I’m going to redraft last year’s NaNo. Which is kind of cheating but I am super hardcore like that, yo.

My story features parallel universes and lesbians! It’s pretty fun to write but there are some spooky things in there. When I write at night time I get too scared to go to the toilet because I will clearly be eaten by DEMONS.

Here’s my profile. We should probably be friends!

I also took the liberty of making a super-terrific cover for this year’s novel. I was thinking maybe desktop publishing could be my back-up career.

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4 thoughts on “NaNoWriMo

  1. Anna Scott Graham October 7, 2012 / 12:33 am

    Hi Alison! First, I LOVE your cover. Well, I love tea too, so maybe that explains my fondness. It looks like a cuppa with a splash of milk, or maybe I’m seeing my tea in that cup, steaming even, yes!

    Second, I’ve added you as a buddy. Yeah for NaNo…

    Third, thanks for following my blog! I’ll be back to see how things go. πŸ™‚ May October be full of plotting goodness. I’ve pantsed a few manuscripts, and sometimes it works. Sometimes not so much, ha ha.

    • Alison Evans October 8, 2012 / 10:01 am

      Hehe, thank you! Ah, yes. It could be anyone’s tea! The steam represents diversity! Or something. It is quite profound, if I do say so myself. πŸ˜›

      Oh yay, I’ve added you too. πŸ™‚

      And a plotting October to you, too! Unless you’re pantsing, in which case I hope there is no plotting whatsoever πŸ˜›

  2. Jonathan Humphreys October 15, 2012 / 1:57 pm

    I wouldn’t call redoing a prior NaNo cheating, to be honest. Plenty of people are redoing theirs, and last I checked, it worked for Night Circus author Erin Morgenstern. πŸ™‚

    Also, I approve of the Awesome Face smiley. 8)

    • Alison Evans October 15, 2012 / 11:10 pm

      Yah, not that I really mind ‘cheating’, NaNo is what you make it and I don’t really want another first draft I have to do heaps of work on.

      8D

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