NaNoWriMo: The Countdown Begins
I think I have an outline. It's the most boring of the several ideas that sprang to mind, but it is the easiest. With 50,000 words to write in 30 days, there's no time to mess around with research or even much plot construction. Maybe I'll be more ambitious next year.
A couple of links for fellow frantic novelists:
Erik Benson has created a downloadable NaNoWriMo Report Card in Excel spreadsheet form; you plug in your word count and time spent writing every day and see how you're doing in relation to your overall goal.
Blogger has a NaNoBlogMo site for people who are blogging their novels. The submission guidelines suggest that
A separate blog dedicated to the writing process is best, but personal blogs that are just obsessed with NaNoWriMo for a month are good too.You have to have a Blogger account for the NaNoBlogMo deal, it looks like, (Bleah. Sorry.) but even if you don't submit your own it's inspiring to see all the others. I haven't submitted this blog yet and don't plan to start a separate blog just for the novel project. But I'll probably post parts of it.
It might suck, though. No time to mess around with editing, either. Or much other blogging, for that matter.
But it'll be fun!