Ian Philpot

NaNoWriMo starts in November. It’s currently September, and I already feel like I’m behind.

Last year, I spent a week planning Those Who Are Yet to Come. By the end of November, I only got to 25,000 of my 50,000 word goal.

In April, I put ever more planning into Overheard (my ScriptFrenzy play). Again, I only reached 27 of my 100 page goal.

This year, I want to spend all of October planning my 2012 novel with a storyboard or research (all in Scrivener, of course). But I need to spent September brainstorming ideas, coming up with a title for me to rally around, and creating a cover to keep me inspired.

So the challenge I need to face now is to find a novel idea. (Hahaha.)

The biggest obstacle is Alan Staph. I’ve told a few more people about him over the last week, and the feedback has been positive—which is great that I haven’t been wasting my time but it makes it more difficult for me to know how to manage my time.

No matter. Whatever happens in September, I will be writing, so I will be happy.