Although NaNoWriMo is now over, the story is not. But at least now, we’ve got some time to polish it.
So I had this brilliant idea for a story. There was a girl and a rival, this little village and some monsters. I knew what the shopping centre looked like. I knew where other people lived. But I had no idea what I wanted to happen in the story. I did a little research and here are my results.
So NaNoWriMo is being a bust for me this year. I’m failing to write anything meaningful, despite all the planning I did in October. Instead of forcing myself to continue writing a story that doesn’t really interest me, I’ve had a think about how I planned in the past and I’ve come up with worksheet.
This week, it’s two-for-one on worksheets! Why? Because they’re basically the same worksheet with a different title.
This week’s worksheet concentrates on the middle of the story. Why not the beginning or the end? Well, in my experience these are the easiest parts. You know who’s involved and what you want to happen in the end. But the middle is the stinking swamp you need to traverse to get there. The middle is where all the trials begin.