I’ve just started thinking about the mechanics of NaNo. This will be my first attempt and there is a lot to get my head around. I’m extremely glad I struggled with my plot continuation with the Cuban story because it’s highlighted a bit of a weakness, AND I just found a great suggestion for overcoming that. I don’t like to plot my stories to death (because generally they do die a death if I overplot) but I will need some way of getting from scene to scene without bogging down. And given that my story idea is fairly vague, it might be a good idea to get some concrete scenes in my head (I have two at the moment!)
I also have the problem of time… I mean we all do, but in the first weekend I’ll be in Sydney, and probably not get any writing done. Day to day writing can be tricky for me as I have no one to share the parenting load with but hopefully I can make up for any lost time on the weekends. I am expecting to be very stressed out at times, but at the same time hopefully this will show me that I *can* write a novel if I just stick at it!