What to Write for NaNoWriMo

NaNoWriMo is coming soon, and I’m considering taking the dive once again.

I don’t know why I continue to torture myself like this…

But I haven’t done any kind of planning or brainstorming, and although I have I plenty of works in progress (including a novella I’m considering giving a total revamp) half-baked ideas, and a current novel I haven’t yet started on, I want this potential NaNoWriMo novel to be 100% new.

Nothing I’ve started and stopped and started again…and stopped again.

Nothing that was once a passion but, after a year, has now become an afterthought.

Something my editor brain won’t overthink to the point that it’s debilitating.

Something I can approach as an adventure rather than potentially the next great American novel (that will only disappoint me when I read it again).

Something absolutely brand spanking new.

But what?

Maybe it’s because it’s almost Halloween, but I’m thinking of doing a ghost story. Nothing too scary, but something definitely spooky.

What do you think?

Tell me, what story should I write? I want to step out of my comfort zone a little. I’m sick of writing sad romance. Maybe a different genre will give me the boost I need to get to 50,000 words in one month for the first time ever!

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8 thoughts on “What to Write for NaNoWriMo

  1. Here’s a tip that helps me. When your inner-editor tries to show up, start a new word document. You can ALWAYS cut/paste the documents back together to get your final word count, but you CAN’T edit what you can’t see. 😀

    Right now, I’m doing this with the novel I’m working on. Each chapter has its own Google Doc file. I send the chapters to my Beta readers as I finish writing them. Since my novel is outlined, I really don’t need to read ALL of the previous chapters over and over again (to death). LOL I’ve been MUCH more productive this way and I don’t overwhelm my Beta readers.

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