I decided today that it’s time to start thinking about November. In my opinion, it’s perfectly reasonable. If I’m going to have a hope, a shard of hope at all, in hitting a million words in one month, then I need to start planning very early so that come November 1, I am to the point of almost knowing what every single one of those million words is, in advance. That’s not to say I’m going to cheat, I’m just going to be disgustingly well-prepared.
Anyway, I had a plan two days ago. I was going to write 2 trilogies and then a duology (or two singlets). So I open up my good old MS Word and start brainstorming for the first trilogy. (Okay, I lie. It’s going to be an expansion on and a better-formulated version of one of this past year’s Nano). As I’m writing out basic plot summaries for each of the three books, I realize that three isn’t going to wrap it up, and neither is four. So I go to add the fifth book and I think…a million divides nicely by five!
And so I am now writing a quintet for November’s Nano. It is, as of right now, called the Lost Years Saga. I’m not sure about this whole thing, though. Last November, I wrote a number of different projects, and the same for the year before. Mind you, I didn’t switch between projects, I worked from the beginning to the end of each before moving onto the next, but there was always something new to look forward to. Not so this year. So I’m ambivalent about this idea, so far.
I’ll have to see how it pans out.