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Saturday, November 5, 2011

I Has a StorySaurus, or NaNo Day 4

Word Count: 6,809 - still on track!

Mood: Better. Things are starting to get interesting and I have a pretty good idea of what is going to happen next, so the words are flowing faster and the plot is moving a bit more than it was.

Surprises: Nothing really, but I did take some time yesterday to set up my inspiration/plotting board. Are you curious? Of course you are!

So here it is:
Tada!
So, I totally stole the StorySaurus idea from Jamie over at Totally the Bomb. And believe me, hers is much more awesomesaucier than mine is. Much. But mine gets my main plot points in place, and because it's a white board I can totally erase and move and add and change and stuff.
Other things to note: the mascot sitting up in the very top right corner is Gothic NaNo Cheerleader Barbie, which Lindsey, my amazing CP, sent me last year when I won NaNo. GNC Barbie is the depressing source of so much inspiration :) For instance. She is glaring at me right now for writing this instead of raising my word count.
The list of numbers down the side is where I should be at the end of each day if I want to keep on track. I know I have to write 1,667 words a day, but having the total needed to date written out helps me see at a glance how close or far I am from my goal.
The little bits around the edges are some pictures that have inspired me/gotten me in the mood/otherwise made me happy or thinky or writery.
And then I have the open areas to jot in bits of information, questions, etc. Things I don't want to forget.
And that giant word in the middle is the title and is there to help me remember the overall driving point behind the story.

So there you have it! How about you? What do you do to get inspired?

3 comments:

Tracy said...

hang in there...keep on swimming, keep on swimming :) I tried Nano last year and didn't make it so I'm rooting for you!

Joan Crawford said...

I love your Gothic Barbie! I don't know how you writers do it - but God love ya for providing me with entertainment :) wishing you the best of luck!

Elizabeth Ann said...

You are definitely getting organized and planting some great ideas in my head. :)