One of the things that has made my writing go smoothly this year (even though I'm behind on my word count) was the help of creating a outline beforehand. Over the years when participating in NaNoWriMo I'm usually the kind of person that likes to free style write and go where the story takes me, but sometimes I go off in a totally different direction and I lose interest and push it aside. Not this time, this time I played it a little smarter. I used a writing tool called Storybook- it's free and it helps you structure your novel. It stores information about your characters, scenes, locations, plots and so much more. It's like a big flow chart right at your fingertips. It's something that I found to be a great asset to helping me see where I want this story to go. It's a tool I would recommend to anyone...did I mention it's free!
This weekend has been dedicated to hitting at least 3000 words. It’s a big goal, but I’m determined to make it happen. I started the prologue of my novel “Unspoken Secrets” and it’s coming along very well. My heroine Courtney Jamieson is preparing for the biggest day of her life, her wedding day only she not as enthusiastic as she should be, but her groom can’t wait to finally make her his wife. Why you ask? Well that’s something you’ll have to wait and find out!