I’m spending today doing last minute things like making sure I have enough coffee, tea and a healthy dose of nerves for tomorrow. I’ve made excellent progress this past week on the outline for this endeavour and I’m hoping that this will help me finally complete a NaNoWriMo.
I’ve tried this awesome event twice before, but I kept getting discouraged. I think the problem was that I went into it cold. No idea for a story, no direction – nothing. That’s bad. I gave up quickly, unable to sustain a story.
This time, however, thanks in huge part to a fantastic site for writers of all kinds called Ficly, the people there and the encouragement of my wonderful boyfriend, I am going into NaNoWriMo this year with a full story I have visualized in my head from start to finish (minus pesky things like details ) and I’m armed with notes and an outline for about 20 chapters already. All I have to do now is actually, you know, write
And for those of you who’ve been in on the whole CherryPop thing for a while now I have to warn you: The new CherryPop does not resemble the original very much. I think I drifted away from that because I couldn’t find a place to take the story and it stagnated. But I will be using elements from that first learning experience with her and her merry band of Zombies and Witches and Necromancers (oh my!) and hopefully turning out a wild ride of an adventure as CherryPop, Liam and assorted friends and foes along the way figure out how to defeat the Mayor of a ‘raised from the rubble’ city called Dreadtown. (I think. I’m still working out the name of the town, hehe).
It’s going to be a Steampunk/Apocalypt-y setting for this story instead of being set in modern times for two reasons: 1. When I discovered the joys of Steampunk, I couldn’t get it out of my head and 2. It’s just awesome.
So, with that all said, wish me luck. My NaNoWriMo profile page is here, and I will actually be posting the chapters here. I’ll be tweeting from CherryPop’s world and the twitter accounts can be found in the sidebar over there –> and if you should want to, you can fan CherryPop McGee on Facebook too
Okay, back to it! See you tomorrow