NaNoWriMo 2016 – All signed up!

Today was the first day of National Novel Writing Month! This is my first time participating in NaNoWriMo.  It is very exciting and inspiring that thousands of people from all over will be working towards creating their own stories to share.

I am all signed up and ready to dive into writing horror fiction. A story that makes you think twice when you turn off the lights to go to sleep, for me, is the best kind.

This will be my first novel.  Today, I needed something for the title and synopsis sections.  I may change them later on but so far this is what I have:

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Title: The Room of Recurring Dreams

Synopsis: Once close family members work together to help each other through a difficult time. While figuring out how to move on from life’s lowest points, the distinction between reality, memories and their dreams becomes unclear for this grief stricken family.

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Once I have some more substance to the story, I plan on going back and revisiting the about page for the novel. For now, I’m just very excited to have settled on which story to tell for my first book.  I have been planning out different stories for months now and had a really hard time choosing which one to actually start writing first.

The website for NaNoWriMo has different badges that you can earn throughout the month. Today, I went through the personal achievement badges and declared myself a “plantser.” I don’t think I’m completely a planner or completely a pantser; I’m somewhere in between. I definitely have some notes and know where I want the story to go, but I also like writing and letting the story or the characters take me where it is supposed to go.

If you are reading this, how about you? Are you participating in NaNoWriMo? Are you a planner, pantser, or plantser like me?

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