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June 1st, 2012 – JuNoWriMo kicks off. I’ve been planning to do this for a few months now. By planning, I mean brainstorming, outlining, thinking about character motivation, story arc, setting, key plot points. I’ve been getting the structure and backbone of the story in place because on June 1, I have to log at least 1,667 words per day to reach my goal of 50,000 words in the month of June.
For me, that’s a lot. I was successful in November (NaNoWriMo), but the reason I was successful is due to the planning I did before November 1.
But, here’s the problem –
There’s another story brewing.
Not just an idea of a story. I get those all the time. I write them down, file them away. They aren’t going anywhere, and I can come back to them when I’m ready for them.
This story that’s planted itself firmly in my brain – right now, of all times – is different. This isn’t a seed of a story. It isn’t the makings of a story.
No. It’s a full blown story, ready for me to transcribe.
This is a beautiful, wonderful, organic, amazing creative thing, but NOW, now, four days before JuNoWriMo?
And, I’m throwing balled up gum wrappers at my muse as she flits around laughing at me …. grumble, grumble, grumble