I've decided to take the story I started for Camp Nano this summer and expand on it, because the idea's something that's interesting me more than things I've already got in the pipeline. Of course, this means starting yet another project, and as you can see on the right-hand side of the blog, I have a few things started.
This is a story that I started writing out long-hand, which has been helping with regards to discovery-writing, but I'm not really comfortable with just letting things take wing on their own. Apparently, I'm not able to just completely discovery-write. I decided to do some outlining in Scrivener today, which has been helpful in getting my ideas in place. I think I'm still going to draft long-hand, but I'm going to make sure my outline is handy - sort of like this:
Admittedly, this is how I tried to start last year's Nano, which didn't work. I'm hoping that not having the time pressure on will help, but we'll see. (As you can tell, I'm willing to try just about anything to get the writing going.)
How do you guys approach writing the first draft?