I’m sure you have seen that it is NaNoWriMo, aka National Novel Writing Month or NaBloPoMo, National Blog Posting Month.
The theory is similar.
Write something every day for a month, though NaNoWriMo has a stated goal of writing from scratch, a minimum 50,000-word novel. NaBloPoMo only gets you 31 posts of whatever length you wish.
You could combine them of course if you want.
I did NaBloPoMo a couple years ago. But it is challenging for me because we spend 4 solid days on the road in November every year and I am not the sort of person who blogs from her phone. I need big, full sized keys to type more than 140 words. And I have this self imposed thing about each post being created on an individual day, not piling up 3 posts to auto post while I am on the road.
So I thought I would actually try writing this month.
A long long time ago, I created a galaxy far far away.
Well, a world anyway, not an entire galaxy. It started out as fantasy world for a D&D role playing game I was running in college & grew over time into a story & then several short stories featuring a plethora of characters. I came across my notes about the characters, the details of the world I created, the governments, the politics, a bunch of stuff about thieves guild structures and several of the short stories. So much stuff came back to me while reading it, side issues with taxes on booze & the major port town, a badly planned overthrow of a local governor by the thieves guild, a half a dozen minor characters who probably have no use at all but I’ll enjoy writing about them.
I’ve decided I am going to write some more about that world. How much ends up story & how much end up character sketches & vignettes explaining various oddities about the world I have yet to decide.
But this month I am going to pick up a pen and write on paper, every single day, something about this world.
If I come up with anything that can stand on it’s own, without lots of backstory & exposition, I’ll share it.
Otherwise expect randomness as usual.