As some of you may know, November is National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo, the month where we are challenged to write 50,000 words in 30 days. This will be my third year participating and I’ve come to view October 31 not as Hallowe’en, but as All NaNo’s Eve, a celebration similar to Hallowe’en in that we dress up and eat candy but also stay up so we can begin writing as soon as midnight hits.
In the spirit of All NaNo’s Eve, I will share with you my costume and how it came into being. This year I went as my all time favourite writing program: Scrivener.
To begin, open your Scrivener project and select the most visually appealing chapter:
Then create your scene cards, binder, and meta-data and arrange them on your clothing:
Now you’ll want to create a handy template to help you as you paint the Scrivener logo on your face:
Put it all together, and you’re ready to head out to your local NaNoWriMo Midnight Kick-Off!
Once you have returned home from getting a head start on your novel at the kick-off, sigh wistfully as you remove the paint from your face with wet wipes and go to bed so that you may awake refreshed and ready to write once more.
Also: because writing a novel in a month isn’t crazy enough, I’m doing a blog post a day in the Epic Month of Blog Posts challenge. To see the full list of those who are participating, check out the side bar at Epic Robot Danni.