Almost at the end of September, and there’s a few small bits of housekeeping and the like I need to do here. I’ll be absent for a little while, and possibly won’t post much until mid-October, as today I’ll be flying to Shanghai for a two week holiday.
I’m currently in the midst of writing out my plan for the novel I’ll be starting on November 1st, and boy are my arms ti– wait, that ain’t right. All part of getting ready for NaNoWriMo, though usually it’s not something I get going with until the middle of October.
There’s something to be said for taking a pen to a fresh notebook, or opening up a new document in Word, Scrivener, or your other electronic tool of choice. There’s an immeasurable degree of freedom present when you’re working with what’s empty, but your ideas and inspirations (and of course, whatever forced construction of a narrative that might be required) soon lead it into a potential story.