Starting NaNoWriMo 2023: The Global Coincidence
Posted on Nov 2nd, 2023
It’s that time of the year again: NaNoWriMo. Write a book of at least 50,000 words in 1 month of 30 days; which means ~1666.7 words needed each day. This year I am most definitely a Plantser, a writer who combines some planning and pantsing in their novel. My plan, swap between my main female and male characters perspectives, and have a story line goal; the rest is writing with absolutely no further plans. Pantsing is the art of writing a novel with no plan, but with a lot of courage, creativity, and coffee…
While only the broad outline of how my novel will work is all I’ve planned; it still counts me as a Plantser. I have a new strategy for early morning, and an hour in the evening, to rush to get my 50k words. My book cover was generated by DALL.E through Bing; my first paragraph is on the NaNoWriMo page, and a spoiler of an amusing moment.
The red jacket. She caught it again, her eyes caught his, that glimpse was David. Her stride forward made her shudder for a moment, she needs to turn her face forwards. A heart wrenching gasp, she trips over the edge of the stage. She didn’t even notice everyone around him, all around the crowd yell stop over and over, and wave their hands. She had stepped off the stage platform, not by the stairs, her arms flailed like she was crazy as she fell.Chapter 1
My main characters were named and described by Bing GPT4 in Windows 11; with their looks, jobs, personalities, and more. It was a fabulous experiment to give this a go this year already as I’m already loving my novels progress since day 1. Today, 2nd November, I’m at 3606 words already finished the first chapter yesterday.