NaNoWriMo and Castles!

Written by: on Wednesday, October 12th, 2011

NaNoWriMo‘s 13th year is coming up. For me, it’s my third go at writing 50,000 words in a month. If you don’t know what it is, NaNoWriMo is where you challenge yourself to write 50,000 words during the month of November. That’s 1,667 words a day! You can do it! Create an account and give it a whirl!

I got the title down. I got some names but still need a whole lot more. Got some plot ideas but it’s still all kind of coming together. Kind of. I think. This idea has been pestering me for two years now and I thought I’d have a lot more by now but I don’t. Eh.

Also! I have been fascinated with the idea of building a castle – or at least the floor plan of a castle. Seeing some friends build Hogwarts in 3D in a ActiveWorlds-like universe got me to wishing I could make a floor plan of my own. I went on a search and found this nifty site: Imaginary Castles Contest. I was going to contact the site owner to figure out where they got the general floor plan stuff but it turns out that the owner passed away in 2006.

I keep being tempted to go on a search and find out what rooms are often in castles, list it all out, hammer it out and have an actual castle floor plan for a character of mine. I just don’t have any characters right now that would live in a castle. Yet.

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