...about NaNoWriMo.

Today is November 15th, and I'm right in the big middle of my 6th NaNoWriMo. The title of my story is Windows, as in, the eyes are the windows of the soul. And my main character is Cotton Chastain. You remember him, don't you? From The Sands of Santa Rosa, last year's NaNovel? At the request of a reader, he's doing a repeat performance.

Except for my historical series about one family, I've not written more than one book featuring a particular character, so writing Windows has been a unique experience. Time will tell whether it's a worthwhile experiment.

But for now, I'm enjoying revisiting Cotton, Mattie and Sara.

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3 comments:

MGalloway said...

Wow...the 6th one! Have you developed a system for consistently doing these? Do any of the things you've learned carry over to your regular writing habits?

(I keep telling myself one of these years I'll try NaNo).

Cecilia Marie Pulliam said...

Very cool,Tommie!

Tommie Lyn said...

@MGalloway - I don't have a system per se, I just pick a title or a character, sometimes select a situation to put the character in...and just write.

And, yes, NaNoWriMo has had a powerful influence on the way I write these days. I don't obsess over planning like I did with my first novel...I just write. I've learned to use something to nudge the storyflow and get it started...then I get out of the way and let a story "happen." That's the NaNo legacy for me.

@Cecilia - Thanks!