I want to be a plotter. If you’ve read my other posts you can see just how not a plotter I am. But I did a course awhile back in screenwriting and for it we had to outline the whole season of our show in addition to scripting the entire pilot episode. In our peer critiques I got really good feedback. That mini-bible as they call it has been sitting on my hard drive ever since. It's spawned a prequel flash story and lots of thoughts and random scenes but it's still just waiting. I want to write it, I really do. I want people to read it. I’m determined that it will be my NaNo project. I have 12 episodes outlined, which would spin nicely into chapters. It's all there waiting for me. The characters, the arcs. And yet... things pop into my head with nothing but a quick passing image and demand to be written. And my muse gets a thrill from that.
I'm working on a novel board (I’m not enough of a hippie to call it a vision board) for the show turned novel in hopes of bringing that excitement back. Part of me wants to hide the outline away and pretend I don't know where everyone is meant to end up. I wonder if that will help. If not I’m pretty sure I'll end NaNo with something. I just hope it's the novel I am planning.
Anyone else NaNo-ing this November? Do you go to local events - I forced myself out of my introvert cocoon last year for the thank god it's over party. Who knows maybe I’ll get to a writing event this year. Happy prep!