This is what happens when you take an innocent stroll along Exmouth beach on Halloween. Take heed and beware the zombie fish!
Thank you to everything that joined in with my impromptu Zombie Week and special thanks to Jeremy, also known as iZombie. The picture you see above is his work and if you want to see some more of his genius, click here. If you're a Trekkie you'll particularly enjoy his zombie versions of Kirk and Spock. For a small donation, you too can become a zombie.
Now to NaNoWriMo, which for those of us living by GMT, is now only 12 hours away. Yikes. I had promised to let you know which novel I'd be writing, but I'm going to do that tomorrow. I have decided. Honestly. I just need to make a few last minute tweaks, fill out my NaNo novel page, and I'll be ready.
Friday's regional meeting went well and I really enjoyed myself. Being in the company of other NaNo's both inspired and motivated me to succeed. Some of the writers attending were first timers, like myself, and others have done several.
One of the things that motivated me was finding out most of the planned novels have a speculative angle, with genres covered including fantasy, historical, horror, murder mystery, and science fiction. All the novel ideas caught my interest. Of course some of the writers have planned their novels in detail and that did cause me to feel a little unprepared, but then I reminded myself I'm not a plotter. I'm a fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants writer, according to NaNo guidelines.
What about you? Do you prepare detailed plotlines and character notes? Do you have chapter titles and scene notes before you start writing? Or do you start with a rough idea and see where the characters take you?