Wednesday, October 07, 2009

So, as I mentioned earlier, Heather Domin and I are doing ONoWriMo this year, and we promised to provide updates every Wednesday as to our progress.

When I do NaNoWriMo, I usually spend October getting myself geared up, getting excited, doing my outlining and planning, researching etc. Because we decided on ONoWriMo fairly late in September, I didn't really do that, and I feel like I'm building the airplane as it's flying. The story is set in San Jose in 1905/06, and my list of things to research/confirm is growing steadily each morning. I did do some character work before I started - writing quite a bit of stream of consciousness stuff with my protagonist, which really helped me get an initial take on him.

The lack of an outline or plan isn't really bothering me, because I tend to work from a pretty loose outline as it is. The lack of research is getting to me though, so I think I'm going to be spending some quality time at the California Room in King Library soon to look at maps, city directories, etc. which, of course, fills me with glee.

So, that's my ONoWriMo update for this week: hanging on for dear life, trying to keep the plane in the air.

ETA: Heather's update is here


  1. My update's going to be a non-update, I'm afraid. Well, unless these blog posts count. :D

  2. Anonymous7:44 PM

    So basically you are writing like I normally do, except better I'm sure :)

    Good luck!