I don’t remember where I started writing in 2008. Probably at home, while checking in with fellow Wrimos on the Nanowrimo fora for central North Carolina and Ireland.
In October 2009, I went back to Ireland to gather more research for the novel I’d drafted in 2008. While in Dublin I met one of the MLs (municipal liaisons coordinate Nanowrimo events for a region). She was kind enough to arrange a pre-nano meetup at The Library Bar in the Central Hotel. It wasn't quite November yet, but it felt like a great start to hang out with fellow Wrimos from overseas.
|The Library Bar in Dublin|
|Cape Canaveral Beach, Nov. 2010|
My camper starred again as Nanowrimo 2011 debuted. I went down to South Carolina to research my family saga’s sequel. Not that I’d finished the first story yet. Historic Camden hosted a Revolutionary War re-enactment right where my Irish immigrant family lived — you guessed it — during the Revolutionary War. I learned lots of good details about life in that era, and wrote several posts about colonial life here on Travels with Books.
First I vacuumed the room, which hadn't been used in a while. I'd been meaning to add the rug. I dragged a little shoe dresser into the guest room for a desk-table, than attached a reading lamp to it.
Here are the “before” and “after” pictures:
We'll see if the pillows give me enough back support.
I really don’t want to start another novel when I haven’t finished the work-in-progress that’s so dear to me. My Bible study idea didn't work out because I can’t find my research notes. My current idea (as I type this) is mostly nonfiction, something along the lines of: 30 Days, 30 Blog Posts.
I may add in some creative writing exercises to help fuel up or reboot the novel come December.
Good thing I have a copy of Chris Baty’s No Plot? No Problem! (aff link). You can read my review of No Plot? No Problem! on the new Wordsmith Studio site.