Approaching the End of InkPrepNoWriCember and Looking Ahead

I have a couple of days left in my writing and drawing challenge, and I’m really happy with how it’s going.

This is about as much consistency as I can manage, which is not in the same league, at all, as the people who do NaNoWriMo or Inktober in their original form, but a tiny bit of consistency does go a long way.

The continuity of coming back to the novel every day makes it easier to get into the story each time. My brain is simmering on the novel in the background, even when I’m not working on it.

Here is a video update where I’m drawing one of the settings of my novel. It’s one of the few settings that I can say, with confidence, will appear. I won’t say much about it! I want it to be a surprise.

Writing Update: Last time, I was on my third pass through the story, working on the plot Q&A. Today, I spent a little longer than planned and made it to the end of story! The third pass is done, so I’m going to have to figure out what to do next.

  • I could continue pretty much as I have been, just go back to the beginning and just keep refining.
  • Or I might spend some time organizing all the material I’ve generated so far, turning those Q&As into actual scenes, or bullet points, or something that I can basically use to do the actual writing with.
  • This challenge will be done soon, so I want to figure out the organizing principle for the next round of edits.
    Will it be another month long challenge? And should I jump into it straight away?

After this is done, I’ll take a couple of days to go through everything I’ve done and then decide.

And of course, the new year and planning ahead got me thinking about this time last year, which was a lot like now: cool weather and editing.

About a year ago is when I finally figured out how to do novel revisions, and edited the first section of the novel. It’s crazy to think that a whole year has passed since then! And what a year it has been.

The Mystery Room I drew in the video.

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