NaNoWriMo 2016: Asteran’s Best Rescue Medic

Remember the first (attempt) of a flash fic of this one particular plot line that had been running in my mind for the last few months. It still is running right now and at this moment and I would still love to write about this story. With this year’s NaNoWriMo 2016 coming up after Halloween, I have decided to participate in it again.

I will be having a lot of difficult challenges regarding this year’s NaNoWriMo. This year had been quite a busy year for me because I want to renew things that I should have been working on the past two years. I’ve almost accomplished my Ruby on Rails development course, but because of life, and that I am finding myself sinking down to failure with just Ruby coding altogether, I decided to halt on this until I was ready again to try. Good thing that this is a lifetime online course and that I can always catch up with where I left off.

Nevertheless, here are the challenges I face:

  • I will have to drop most (if not all) online web development classes just so I can have some time writing on the story.
  • I will have to spend some minimal time practicing some art.
  • I will have to spend less on blogging and just updating content on my existing websites.

Luckily, there is an easy plan for me to keep up with my numbers. I downloaded a specifically-designed fiction format novel file for Scrivener for NaNoWriMo, where the word count and daily word count goals are already set. I have been using Scrivener for a long time now since I first purchased the software back in 2011.

I also installed JotterPad app on my Kindle so that I can continue on with my novel when I’m not at home. I would love to bring my laptop along with me to work, but my work locker isn’t that big. I don’t like leaving my backpack out in the open in the lockers area and I’m uncomfortable putting my laptop backpack on the trunk of my car. Plus, my dad would be questioning things like “Why are you bringing your laptop to work when you don’t even need it?”

When I write my novel, I like to remain undisturbed. In that way, I can concentrate even more.

And that would be it for now. I didn’t have time to prepare for this year’s event, so I’ll just do what I would just normally do: just wing it.