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Death by Mirrors 10-31-2018 06:16 PM

Me too. I don't even have a title yet. Just the vague idea my plot will be the adventures and mayhem of some teenage monsters created with dice rolls and tables of the pen&paper rulebook "Monsterhearts". Because sleep deprived me thought it would be cool to have some random characters thrown into the ring.

(Don't get me wrong, I actually love the main cast I created through this method. Especially the strings system will certainly be helpful in the way it already connects the characters to several others before the game novel has even started. But outline and proper preparation? Nope. Nowhere close.)

Mekatra 10-31-2018 06:37 PM

I have decided not to do any prep this year. I'm just gonna wing it completely.

trystan830 10-31-2018 07:09 PM


Originally Posted by ZenKitty (Post 1881153)
NaNoWriMo starts tomorrow!

I'm so unprepared for my writing. :P

happy NaNo eve!

unprepared? did you mean me, every year??

ZenKitty 10-31-2018 08:12 PM

I had truly planned on getting a lot of plotting and planning done, but all my spare time went to MLing and organizing stuff. But I'm taking off tomorrow and Friday and will spend a great part of that time trying to sort out my novel. Fingers crossed I won't get side tracked with more MLing stuff. :P

trystan830 10-31-2018 08:46 PM

Death - i don't think i've ever had a title when i started any of my writings!

Mekatra - yaay! a fellow pantser!

also, i only have one character name - the main character. heh.

ZenKitty 10-31-2018 08:53 PM

Titles. Gack. Those are so hard!

I only have a mere premise and a little bit of information on my MC. Haven't even settled on her name for sure. XD

trystan830 10-31-2018 09:04 PM

i get titles one of a few ways:

*i just 'get' one
*i have an idea, but i play with the thesaurus to get just the right words
*i write a phrase that's just perfect for the title
*other people give me one
*other people give me an idea....and then i play with the thesaurus to get just the right words
*i get one many moons after i've long since finished the story (such as the one i wrote in 2016 XD)

ZenKitty 10-31-2018 09:13 PM

LOL - You have a similar process to me.

I love it when there's a phrase that is perfect for the title.

trystan830 10-31-2018 09:19 PM

yep yep!

ZenKitty 10-31-2018 09:35 PM

One year, the title came really easily for my novel. I was so excited by it that I purchased some artwork for the cover and wrote over 70K words that month on it. It just flowed. One day I really want to edit it enough to send off queries.

Mekatra 10-31-2018 09:35 PM

Well, I made my novel on the Nano page... We'll see how this goes.

trystan830 10-31-2018 09:43 PM

Zen - that's kinda how my first year, "Love on Rye" went. it's my longest i've written - 65,000+ words. my older daughter made cover art for it too.

Mekatra- are you Mekatra on the NaNo site too? i'm trystan (without the 830), and the link is in my sig. =)

ZenKitty 10-31-2018 09:58 PM

That's really cool, Trys.

trystan830 10-31-2018 10:47 PM

thanks, Zen!

Mekatra 10-31-2018 10:48 PM

Actually on Nano I'm SiggyAsgardust :)

trystan830 10-31-2018 11:00 PM

ah... of course you are XD

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