Planning – NaNo’15

Day -05 (until) NaNoWriMo.

In true fashion to using NaNo for my own devices as a writer, I tend to set my own restrictions and rules. So part of my prep is defining what I’m, specifically, going to be doing in November.

Questions:

  1. How many words to reach by November 30?  A. 75,000 words.
  2. Will I work on old manuscripts or start something new?   A. Both.
  3. How many old manuscripts will I work on?    A. Three at most.
  4. A goal of 75,000 requires how many words per day to be completed?   A. 2500 words/day.
  5. Will I include a goal of Publishing a Novella by November 30?                          A. Maybe, leaning towards yes.
  6. Possible combination of manuscripts?  A. ’14Novel -> ’15 New-Novel -> Novella -> New-Short -> 1-2 Old Manuscript.

Things to Do in the coming 5 Prep Days:

  1. Diagram possible combination of manuscripts.
  2. Choose how many words per manuscript out of the 2500 words/day, reaching an accumulated 75k between all works.
  3. Write a Meal Plan/Food-Option List to reference during the month.
  4. Tidy/Organize Desk and Filing Boxes. Set up Alternate Writing Spots in bedroom and kitchen.
  5. Consolidate and organize manuscript notes.
  6. Prepare 7 Playlists between Spotify and Youtube, one for each day, 24 hours long, tagged by emotion/moods.
  7. Create a priority tasklist for any art that needs to be done, in addition.
  8. Choose a Publishing Pen-Name for Amazon already.
  9. Set up lighting around desk and writing areas.
  10. Collect all comfortable, warm and layered clothing – maybe get some new lounge pants and a sweater.
  11. Set up a Coordinated Pinterest Board for Inspiration (private-based).
  12. Gather writing utensils in mugs (part of #4).
  13. Believe in Myself. Compose Myself. Focus.

This is an attempt at making the first week easier on myself so I’m not scrambling to figure out what I’m doing, even if I end up changing what I’m doing mid-way through November.

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