So this year I've decided to do NaNoWriMo - National Novel Writing Month - for really reals. I've had a half-hearted attempt at it before, but this time I have a plan!
What plan, you ask?
Well a couple of friends of mine reccomended a method called (Snowflake)[http://www.advancedfictionwriting.com/articles/snowflake-method/] to me, and I've been following that. So far it's been working out really well! Each step is designed to add detail to the story, and it recommends revisiting earlier steps and revising them as you progress. Kinda like software development! It all starts making sense :)
I guess before I've just assumed I could sit and start hammering away at a story and some kind of magic would make a story happen. Now I'm sitting and actually approaching it like a project I'm feeling much better about the prospect of completing 50,000 words in 30 days.
Stil, at 1,667 words a day that's a lot of writing!
Update At the end of November I reached 50,075 words. Yeah! Now I just have to edit it and rewite all the terrible stuff that makes no sense, sort out the random tensesand fix all the spelling -_-