Post by Amy P. Reed on Feb 25, 2012 4:39:57 GMT -5
Do you have a plot bunny in the works? Is your outline dragging, never getting done, until you finally give up? Hit a rough spot, and not sure where to go from there? Are you an experienced plotter who wants to try something new? Are you a pantser who wonders how the plotters do it?
Well, you are not alone. Join us at our brand new website, NaNoPlotMo - National Novel Plotting Month. NaNoPlotMo works based on the same idea as NaNoWriMo. You have one month to finish plotting your novel from start to finish. Cheer each other across the finish line, chat with fellow writers and plotters, brainstorm together, and help each other over your rough spots!
We will have an event every month, so you can prepare for any wrimo or project at any time of year. The first event begins on March 1st, 2012. Come and plot your novel with us!
Oh dear, it sounds like it's been made for me...! To all the questions in the first paragraph: check, check, check, check and check again! This Nanoplotmo sounds more suitable for my needs, me plotting a graphic novel, not a "proper", regular novel. I'm really confused about what should I do now. Perhaps I should go there with my graphic novel and think of another project to write about here. I have several old ideas to start from but knowing my past (streak of unfinished wrimos) I'm not sure if I can finish both projects. Any advice for struggling writer?
Post by Agent Double Oh Zero on Feb 28, 2012 22:29:39 GMT -5
Maybe you should go to NaNoPlotMo with your graphic novel. After all, we're focusing on plotting over there, whereas here is mainly for writing. :-) You can always just use March to write some random short stories, if you don't want to do two major writing projects at the same time.
I'm in the same boat as you. I've got a novel I started in February, The Haunting of Höllebergen, which went the way of all my novels: pantsed during a wrimo, never written in order, basically a huge pile of scenes and backstory mixed together in one confusing heap that's liable to topple at any moment. 50k is like a magic number for me...once I hit it, I know that it's time to rip it apart and re-plot it. XD I'm going to be using this same novel for both MarchNo and PlotMo. I don't want to do two novels at the same time ever again.
I only wish I knew how to plot. I'm a pantser who works best with outlines, but who can't make one to save her own life! =P But then, that's kind of why we started NaNoPlotMo, anyway! ^_^ The site just launched a few days ago, so everything's still experimental, but hopefully we'll all get something out of it. =)