NaNoWriMo – Am I Cheating?

I’m so eager to get started on my NaNoWriMo challenge that I’ve begun writing the story. I’ve already plotted out most of what I want to write about, but I felt as if to not stall on my first day – I should at least get it started.

Although there are no official rules for NaNoWriMo, I can’t help but wonder if this is considered cheating.

I’m glad I did however. I spent a good few hours on only 1000 words so I knew exactly how I was going to style and get the story started. From there, I brainstormed my characters and how they will interrelate with one another – as well as with my protagonist. I had an idea on how they were going to all tie together, but I’m glad I sat down and actually figured it all out. I just saved myself a ton of time.

It’s funny that when you think you’re ready to get started, there’s always the little fine details you may miss out on.

Lesson learned: Take time with this. Relax. Breathe. Keep a pen on hand, always.

And as for the unresolved question: Am I cheating?

Joker Chips

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