Camp NaNoWriMo is less than two weeks away.
I’ve been researching, outlining and preparing for April 1st.
Honestly, I think this is the most work I’ve done for a NaNo novel before the actual challenge begins.
Anyway, here’s what I’ve done so far to prepare for The Lost Girl.
I created a map of characters as well as a map of places. This is something I should be doing for all of my novels because I think it helps a lot. However, this is the first time I’ve done it at all.
I used the app Total Recall. It’s an app where you can create web charts (I think that’s what they’re called) or bubble charts or whatever. Here’s what mine looks like, to explain it a little better. This is a map of the different settings of the book:
I may have missed a few places here and there. I also may add some new places as I write the story.
This helps me with my outline and write in the actual places. Since this novel is a Peter Pan retelling, I don’t want to make up too many new places. I want to stay true to the original story while adding in my own twists and turns.
This will certainly be a good resource to look back at when I write the actual novel.
I also made a map of the characters, but I don’t want to post a picture of it due to possible spoilers.
How do you prepare for your novel? Or do you wing it?