Hey everyone :)
First things first: Who else is getting ready? Are you excited? What project are you planning to work on?
Truth be told, even though I’m excited, I’m currently more like: OMG, it’s only two days away. How did that happen?
After ‘just jumping in’ last year, I actually wanted to get more preparation done this year. Some decent plotting. Or semi-decent, at least
But then my October and November schedules got really busy (especially work-wise), and for a long time, I just wasn’t sure if I should even try and participate. The fact that I had three possible projects on my mind and couldn’t decide on one for the life of me wasn’t helping. I felt stuck, unable to make up my mind. For weeks.
And then today, the clouds finally started to clear. Suddenly, finally, something started to make sense.
I think I made my decision. No, wrong wording. I decided.
It’s very ironic that in the end, I’m settling for the very project I originally discarded right away. But then again, last year I first discarded Blood and Rain because it was ‘just an idea’, not even plotted properly, and ended up doing it anyway.
This year, I can’t just jump in. I need more structure. This is why I’m turning to my oldest project, aiming not only for a (German) re-write of the very raw (English) scenes I did ages ago, but also for a complete first draft of something I can actually get published at a later point.
It seems only fair, given that it is the oldest project in my ‘collection’, and falling back on something I have thought about for so long is most likely the only way I’ll be able to survive this NaNo.
Besides, it’s a mixture of all the other projects I considered, being a mystery story with a dash of romance and a dystopian background.
So no more (over)thinking. I’ll be working on Solving Puzzles.
Wish me luck.
And see you this NaNo!
If you want to join me, my profile can be found here :)