Well, as you've hopefully seen on my website, I'm trying out NaNoWriMo this year and I'm a bit nervous. I've never really pushed myself to do anything specific when it came to writing. I tend to write as it comes to me. I write furiously as the muse is chatty and then when its silent... it's very silent. I could go for days without writing something.
So, NaNo is going to be a test. I have to finish the revisions I've been putting off for my first manuscript by the 31st. Not only is it a test of my deadline abilities, I've decided I'm going to try something completely new in terms of storyline. I tend to stick with the paranormal (non-vamp) genre, because I feel that I know it. But if I'm taking risks, and it's really just for me, why not?
My plot is going to be something I know little about and in a genre I've never written in. Sci-fi/Fantasy. Steampunk in specific.
Yes, Virginia. I've jumped the brass goggled shark.
I'm very interested in the whole thing; fashion, gadgets etc, and I just wanted to feel the tiniest bit involved in the scene, as it were.
I figure, if I'm going to push myself for a month, why not go all out. Push myself to finish my first work completely. Push myself to write an entire novel in 30 days, and choose a genre I will have to force myself to learn about in the process.
I may post excerpts of the steam powered train wreck so keep an eye on updates.
P.S. If I fail, will you still love me?