Saturday, November 02, 2013

No NaNoWriMo

Although I am not officially participating in National Novel Writing Month, I am working on the next novel. That would be the sequel to THE SONG OF THE SWORD, probably to be titled THE SHADOW OF ASAK (I briefly considered ‘The Shadow of the Sorcerer’ but that’s been used before.).

Here is a screen shot that illustrates how I write — two instances of Open Office Writer open, notes on the left, narrative on the right. Stuff goes back and forth between them. I do tend to have a lot of sub-plots operating simultaneously and cut back and forth to various characters, so I need to keep track of it all with outlining and notes.

It is a method not well suited to NaNoWriMo anyway. I’m not a person who is going to sit down and churn out so many words in a day. Also, this will turn out, almost certainly, at novella length and I will have to write another such to have enough for the book...and that will require gearing up all over again!

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