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NaNo 2016: Week 1 Update

NaNo week 1 was been full of action and activity! By far, one of my more productive week 1’s in my NaNo participation history.  I am currently:

  • Taking a very detailed plotting workshop by Mary Buckham
  • Brainstorming story details and characters
  • Creating my world
  • Doing Character sketches
  • Fine tuning my initial story outline

NaNo Week 1 UpdateSo most of my NaNo work this week has been spent on activities that don’t necessarily produce words, but without which I will never have a story.  This is my process, I simply cannot plot a story or create characters without knowing a decent amount of backstory & details.  This is my first time actively doing story development while also drafting an outline and character profiles.  It’s been working!!!! (But more on that later 🙂 )

So, week one accomplishments include:

  1. 2,709 words
  2. Completed “Believable Characters: Creating With Enneagrams” craft book
  3. An outline about 80% complete
  4. The humble beginnings of my story bible
  5. 3 main characters which are solidifying into tangible, workable pieces

Week 2 Goals include:

  1. Finished working outline for book 1
  2. Do template work in workshop
  3. Completed initial sketches for main characters (4)
  4. More tangible words on my story- 7,000
  5. Additional worldbuilding and brainstorming as I see fit