Today, please welcome with me our Guest Author — TG Franklin
Pon Farr. Star Trek describes this Vulcan phenomenon as “an extreme and erratic physical and psychological imbalance.”
Writers, as a species, have a similar cycle.
We call it National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo, and it’s only ten days away.
The challenge of NaNoWriMo is to write 50,000 words in 30 days.
Many authors have completed the challenge and have had success with their NaNo novels.
Confession time: I’m not one of them.
As a panster, I usually fizzle out around day 10.
Trying to find a pre-planning, plotting strategy that works for me has been a struggle (and believe me, I’ve tried a lot of them).
This year, I’ll be working on the second book of the Genviants series, Earthfall.
For my NaNo prep, I have a mind map on my white board with lots of notes and situations. (I find I prefer the term “situations” to “plot points.” My mind wraps around it much easier.)
That’s it. No outlines. No plot summaries. No details.
I need your help! Any and all suggestions for writing a first draft quickly, getting rid of your internal editor, or keeping your sanity during NaNo are welcome.
TG Franklin is the urban fantasy/sci-fi pseudonym of award-winning romance author Jessie Verino. Heavenfall, the first book in the Genviants series is due for release in late 2013. You can find her on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/pages/TG–Franklin/132969890226451
Thanks for dropping by TG Franklin. We can’t wait to have this one on our to read shelf.