Some of you might not know that I do more than just blog writing! I’m an avid creative writer and worldbuilder as well with several projects in the works.
This year I’ve decided to tackle NaNoWriMo and see how far I can get into a novel rough draft.
What’s NaNoWriMo you ask?
Well, it’s National Novel Writing Month, (“NaNoWriMo”) is an annual event in which participants attempt to write a 50,000-word novel during the month of November. Last year I only got about 10k words done but I have high hopes to get more done.
Everyone’s a winner at the end of the month!
I’m going to be completely honest, and state that I still get incredibly nervous discussing my stories and projects. More so than discussing other projects like my gunpla builds and art. It’s difficult to discuss with others without dulling a conversation. I have been writing since I was a little kid. My first project started in middle school and carried over into high school and college.
I found a lack of support when the adults around me inquired as to what I was doing. It wasn’t difficult to miss the looks on their faces, ones that often told me of minor disproval. I was too academically gifted to be wasting my time on trivial things.
Luckily over the years, I have found great connections to other writers that have allowed me to become more comfortable and prideful in my creations.
I’ve been opening up more about it as the novels start to come together.
I love worldbuilding a lot! There’s something so satisfying about crafting a universe and things to live it in! I’m currently working on one science fiction universe dealing with several races, and one zombie one that deals with multiple forms of infections.
(I keep myself busy!)
I’ve been in the midst of character designs and plotting at the moment!
I’m not the best at digital art but this helps me to visualize my characters.
The funny thing is that adding Gunpla to help display some worldbuilding aspects has helped tremendously to grow my confidence in my work.
I’m excited to keep everyone updated as NaNoWriMo starts!
I hope you found this post enjoyable. Have any questions or opinions? If so share them in the comments.
Happy Thursday everyone!
4 thoughts on “Creative Writing: NaNoWriMo, Worldbuilding, and Nervousness.”
So excited for you doing NaNo! I haven’t successfully completed it since 2017 but I blogged a lot about it at the time if you’re interested: https://www.otakujournalist.com/what-i-learned-from-writing-a-novel-in-a-month/
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I wanted to add that it sucks that you didn’t find support for your creative writing while you were growing up, so it’s all the more impressive that you’ve stuck with it into adulthood. I hope, more than anything else, that you find a sense of satisfaction and enjoyment through the NaNo daily writing habit!
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Yeah, it definitely was a bummer. I was academically gifted and was pulled from a lot of creative opportunities to do honors/AP courses with adults who really didn’t care too much for it. I honestly find discussing my non-academic writing to be the hardest topic for me to discuss on my platforms.
I’m really looking forwards to NaNo because I have a two year old project I’d like to replot and a novel to start planning (busy beaver 🦫)