You’ve Lost That Nano Feeling

Nano Battle Report, Day Five.  Behind on word count, though not insurmountably so.  Have only been caught up on one day so far.  Never fear though, I shall intrepidly plow my way through this.

First, a reflection.  Last year, I planned a whole month before Nano.  I made an outline.  A good outline.  One that I was quite pleased with.  And when I started writing, I followed said outline.  It took me exactly where I needed to be: 30 days, a beginning, middle, and end, and 50,006 words.  The plan and outline strategy worked so well that I decided to do something completely different.

Different is going through some growing pains.  My story this year isn’t as focused as last year.  In fact, lots of it are quite rambling and stream of conscious.  I have several different stories going on at once, a man living a string of fantasies that may reflect real life, or they may become real life, or they may have nothing to do with real life.  I haven’t decided yet.  Mostly because the fantasies are much easier to write then the real life bits.

Next year, remind me to outline.

In his pretend life, August Baker is a retail monkey who channels anger and loathing into something vaguely resembling literature. In his real life, he is a Space Pirate.


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