Yesterday I decided to re-open Erase, since I haven’t looked at it for a long time, and think about NaNo. I was surprised to find how small – small for me anyway – the word count is. It’s at just over 40,000 words right now. My finishing goal is around 70,000, so it looks like I have to find 30,000 words from somewhere!
I’ve also realised that things aren’t as together in my mind as I thought they were. I really need to start jotting down writing related notes again, because a lot has gone out of my head. I need a direction. Or at least, I feel like I need a direction. Considering I’ve been improvising the majority of Erase, I think I’ve done well to get this far. But now, to get everything together and tie up all the loose ends (if it is to be a standalone) I really need a basic plan.
To summarise, this month is going to a lot tougher than I thought it would be! But I’m excited to start, and get back into my characters’ heads again.
What’s your MS/MS plan looking like for NaNo?