But because I am going to be the very definition of a rebel, I am preparing a spot for the fallout that might happen when I get antsy with the words I will be writing.
I am setting up what I call my "Tally" document today. And I suggest everyone who is unsure of what NaNoWriMo means for them this year do the same.
Make a folder on your desktop for your 2020 NaNoWriMo shit. And create a word document with a placeholder line.
EPIC POINTLESS NARRATIVE
...is what I'm putting on mine. Then save your document as "NaNo 2020 Tally". (Or whatever you feel like titling it)
This document is where you will copy all of your NaNo words and paste them. This will give you a document to use to validate at the end of November to get your purple bar if you happen to hit 50k.
I have taken to doing this when I have been finishing projects. I will simply write [NaNo Start] in bold in a WIP and copy/paste whatever I write that day to my tally document.
Today's prep work is super simple. Today we are giving ourselves permission to go where the words take us, and remember that it's perfectly okay to change our minds.
I have my little notebooks. I have my brainstorm ramblings. And now I have a place to put words when they happen. Basically I am nesting for a book I will eventually birth from my fingers.
Today is easy. Give your project or projects a place to land. Then remember to have them backed up. You could save them in the cloud, or do what I'm going to do and write them in my Word 365 which auto-saves for me.
Do you have a brand new visible folder on your desktop? What did you you name your tally document? I'd love to hear about it.