Sunday, November 06, 2005

[NaNoWriMo] NoMo

It's already a week into November, and I haven't worked on my NaNoWriMo for this year yet. I've been too busy as of late. It's test season here in Japan, and while some OTHER ALTs get time off right now (because they have no classes to teach), *I* get to work extra hard and even stay late after school marking papers. Because I'm *SPECIAL*.

Not that I'm bitter in any way.

The lack of novel-writing time this year is especially hard to take, as a full plot complete with fleshed out characters dropped into my lap the other day. I was hanging out in Fukui, waiting for K to finish having dinner (Japan has a strict drinking-and-driving rule [the legal limit here is 0.0], so she needed me to pick her up), and while I was driving around it all just ... flowed into my head. I had to stop at a combini and buy a pen to write it down.

When I say complete, I mean complete. It's like someone was in my head, telling me the story. Sometimes I would ask questions (why are they doing this? What happened here?) and the answers came immediately. It was actually too much to write down, so a lot of my notes are just keywords.

...maybe I can write it at night. After I get home from work at 9pm. Instead of sleeping.

1 comment:

  1. At the very least, you have to write down everything you thought of. Don't let the idea escape! There are few things I hate more than when I have a brilliant idea and end up losing it because I didn't write anything down, or just wrote down keywords thinking, "I'll know what that means later on." I never know what it means later on.