So I’m just over a week in to my first ever NaNoWriMo challenge. It’s been going surprisingly smoothly so far- I’m actually a little ahead of my word count goal for the week 🙂
That being said, though, I’ve been basically living and breathing this book. Though I don’t mind that at all, I have a bad feeling about my ability (or possible lack thereof) to continue doing that next week. My hours at work are shooting up for the holiday season, so we’ll see how well I can juggle both.
But I’m loving this story so far, despite the fact it’s just in its first draft stages and will probably be drastically different by the time I feel comfortable with the end result. I’ve given myself free reign to nerd out and put in Star Wars and Firefly references, which in my *humble* opinion, makes this book freakin’ awesome 🙂
Though I have to admit I’m a little uncomfortable with how much explanation I’ve given of the world and its back story- I feel like it doesn’t entice the reader to discover it as much as if I’d steeped it in mystery like my first book. Though admittedly, this is the prequel to it, I guess it’s supposed to be more show-y.
Anyway, anyone else out there in the midst of the NaNoWriMo craziness? Any suggestions for how to manage writing time and explaining back story without just giving it all away?