Today is the first day of NaNoWriMo, so my focus is on getting my word count in and trying not to make a complete mess of my first chapter. But I sent my inner editor off an a world tour in the hopes that she’ll come back with some wonderful souvenirs and leave me alone while I write my novel.
For this week’s Thursday Writing Prompt, come up with a brief bio for a main character for a novel. If you are working on a NaNo novel, or any other project that you’ve already started, then try to delve deeper into your character to find out what makes him or her tick. This isn’t as easy as it might seem, so pretend you’re interviewing your characters and come up with a list of questions to ask. In reality, those questions are for you as you try to flesh out the characters and make them as believable as you can.
I plan to post my progress in NaNo as well as continue my weekly prompts, so stay tuned. I’m also participating in a Word War, the Maryland Blue Crabs vs. the Texas Lushguins. I’ve chosen 80,000 as my personal goal this year, but more would be better for the competition. That puts my daily word goal at 2,667 — a full thousand words more than the regular NaNo daily goal.