It’s getting down to the wire, the NaNoWriMo site now has an official countdown timer, and as of this post there’s little over three and a half days until go time.
I finished outlining this year’s novel: Hester and the Kookaburra King. It’s set in the Guineawick Tales universe, and takes place soon after the events of Pawsgaard. The current iteration of the outline is ~2500 words itself, divided into 110 scenes (100 primary, 10 secondary) that I think will easily push me over the 50k word mark come December.
Right now I’m in the process of re-reading Pawsgaard as “official Guineawick canon”, and making copious notes, so I can make sure that the new novel is consistent in style, feel, and continuity. I’m collecting everything from what kinds of tech is available, to character descriptions, to established history, all into a single wiki that I can reference and update as I expand the Guineawick Tales.
Tonight I’m attending a pre-nano meetup, lead by my girlfriend Anne, with other wrimos here on the Eastside. No writing tonight, just getting to know one another before the write-ins next month, talking about our stories, our writing, and especially getting the newbies pumped up, their questions answered and their fears quashed.
P.S. Rereading Pawsgaard fresh after a long breaks means I’ve found a couple of ugly typos that I’ll have to fix and upload, though I’m sticking by the content of the story, as I’m never a fan of retconning.