It’s that time of the year again and, after sitting out last year’s National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), I’m giving it another shot in 2012. This time I have set myself the goal of writing another 50,000 words to Some Other Scotland, so not technically a new story. The weekly nature of the news stories, which have fed into the plot of SOS since the first episode, has been something of a mixed blessing, breaking the writing flow. By attacking it in a large, continuous block of writing over the month of November, the aim is to finish or at least come close to finishing the whole story.
With just two weeks before NaNo kicks off, I have been writing up Every Photo Tells… stories in advance, so there is nothing to get in the way during November. One of those is set in the SOS world, which is a gentle way to dip my toes back into the story. Over the next week I will be looking at the plot lines as they currently stand and working out how they will resolve over the second half of the story.
The chart of my progress on will be on display here. Do drop in and see how it is progressing and make certain I don’t fall behind!
Fellow NaNo writers, if you’d like to add me as a buddy, my username is SOScotland.