Just kidding. I know what NaNoWriMo is. I'm not THAT much of a noob. I think I might sign up and give it a shot. What have I got to lose? Some sleep or some time that I could spend vacuuming (oh, wait, I never do that, so it's not like I have to reallocate any housework).
I revisited the snowflake method concept of plotting today, so I'll start with that and spend the rest of the week working on summary/synopsis stuff so that I can hit the ground running on Monday.
In other writing type stuff, I have been thinking alot about "voice". I realize that I write in ...'s WAY more than maybe I ought. I think I mentioned in an earlier post that I have a 'yellow' brain and am pretty good at thinking in the abstract and seeing the big picture, but that I don't always finish sentences when I talk. Apparently, I don't finish them when I write, either. I always thought I was safe as a writer because I believe I write more clearly than I speak. But now I'm not so sure... See!? There it is again!
Now that I'm aware of my tendency to leave thoughts dangling, I'm a wreck. Half the time I can't open my mouth to tell anyone anything because I'm afraid I'll get stuck in the middle of a thought. The rest of the time I ramble. I jump from one idea to another without warning, and have gotten even worse about starting a story and then forgetting the point of the story. I get caught up in the side information that I think I have to share. Oh GAWD! I don't want to be one of those people! It's either my yellow brain or early dementia...