NaNoWriMo Eve

It's NaNoWriMo Eve!

It's also some sort of free candy holiday today but that's not what's truly important.

In order to prepare my mind for NaNoWriMo, I've done my best to think about NaNoWriMo as little as possible for about the last thirty-six hours and it's been tough. I keep getting ideas in my head and I don't want to listen to those ideas and fixate on them. I want to go into this with a clear mind aside from my five written up ideas.

I'll be choosing my idea when I sit down tomorrow at the keyboard. I was going to outline and make more detailed notes but I decided that I just want to let whatever and whoever pops into my head guide me through the month. I know that might sound nuts especially because, if you know me in real life, you know I am hyper, super organized. Definitely a planner. And that's exactly why I want to do this with no plan whatsoever. I need a planning break.

That's not to say that I won't plan ahead a bit as I go along but I'm going to try to keep the strictly structured me out of the way in November as much as possible.

I'm also not going to be up at midnight tonight writing. I'm thinking the first words will hit the screen sometime after 6AM tomorrow morning. I still have a job and responsibilities and being up at midnight on a weekday just wouldn't be a smart thing to do.

So, before I go, I do plan to check in here with status updates from time to time so check in here or on the Twitter every once in a while and, if you are also doing the NaNo thing this time, good luck and add me as a writing buddy. My user id is upinthisbrain.