This is the fourth time I've tried to write a rough draft of Continuo, my cellist/music producer contemporary M/M romance, for Nanowrimo. I wrote a 30-scene outline, one 1666-word scene per day; I did research, I made playlists, I pondered over characters' names, I thought about themes and hero's journeys and character arcs. I love [...]
Just a quickie: yesterday I wrote a prose outline of the backstory. It was four pages. AAAAAAAAAAAAH.
Just like there's no one right way to do Nanowrimo, there's no one right way to prepare for it. There are checklists, prompts, and worksheets available, but I've worked out a method of my own to get ready this year. This year's Nanowrimo project is my third attempt to write a music-based romance: Continuo, the [...]