To outline or not to outline… #NaNoWriMo Prep

So if you are participating in NaNoWriMo (and you really should) you might be wondering if you should outline your project or not.

Honestly, it is entirely up to you. There is no right or wrong way to do this.

If you have an idea and things that you really want to include you may want to do an outline or a checklist to make sure that you don’t forget anything. If you are just winging it, don’t worry about it.

I do a little of both. I hate outlines. They make me feel trapped. However, I do use them along with lists in limited ways. I have outlined what I am thinking when I don’t want to forget things. I hardly ever stick to it exactly. Mostly I just let the story take me where it wants to go.

If you aren’t sure what to do then try it out and see if you like it. If you don’t, trash it and try something else.

November is almost here!