I’m taking part in a Writing Month Challenge. It’s going okay, though I’m a few thousand words behind where I wanted to be.
In preparation, I spent the weeks before hand preparing and planning an outline of the story. I tried to figure out not only plot, but the details that normally stop me as I’m writing.
I mentioned in another post that naming a character, place or thing can be difficult because I place a great importance on it. So I tried to work out the names for everything before hand. That doesn’t mean I am not running into quick naming issues, but at least for the important peoples, places and things, I know what I’m using.
As for plot, the story really is progressing faster because I know where it is going. I’m not anticipating any major road blocks ahead, but there is still three weeks of writing ahead.
Still, 50,000 words in a month is a lot, even from an outline. I’ll have to spend some time playing catch-up. But if I can pull it off, it’ll be awesome.