Monday, October 31, 2011

NaNoWriMo Preparation Oct 31

It was the Night Before NaNoWriMo... (5 more hours!)

General Statistics:
Barebones Outline: Complete
Detailed Outline with Scene Notes: 1/4 Complete
Ideas that don't go with the Story: 2

Basic Information:
Working Title: Outbreak
Genre: Science Fiction
Short Summary: Zombie Plague outbreak in a Space Colony.

Random Thoughts:

  • It's fun how writing/preparing to write generates more ideas.
  • I'm incorporating/inspired by a dare from last year.
  • Trying to plot and deal with Trick-or-Treaters (and the dog) is slow going.


  1. What do you do for your detailed plotting? Do you use anyone's particular system or something you've created yourself? I'm always looking for new things to try, still trying to find what works for me.

  2. Detailed plotting might be an exaggeration... But I create a scene on the corkboard in scrivener and put all the things that need to happen, be revealed, etc in the notes.

    Here's an example:
    Scene Name: Scientists visit Steinwick
    Notes: Two of the scientists come to Steinwicks office with exciting news about their research, potential treatment for the neurodegenerative disease has high success rate in mice, want to show Steinwick their findings before applying for human testing permits, hoping that Steinwick will use his political pull to speed up the process

    I might be a pantser at heart...