Go for it! I’m a panster, too, so NaNo works well for me. I always find it exciting to see what I end up writing. In the morning, I may have no idea, but something always appears. If you’re doing the plotting one, are you going to plot ahead of time? I don’t think I could plot and write at the same time, but that’s just me :)
It is hard to take all the feedback and make sense of it. I think all writers struggle with this. When I edit someone else’s novel, I always precede my comments by reminding the author that they are the artist, and my viewpoint is only one. That way they can feel fine about ignoring my comments.
Thanks for commenting. It is true head hopping can work, but it must be done with care and not too often. As long as the author is making a conscious effort to head hop and not doing it by mistake, then it can work. I would try writing a scene with and without head hopping and see what works better.
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Hi Carole, I write murder mysteries, too. It’s great that your murder happens in chapter one. I’m interested to know if you figure out what your plot point 1 is. It may be in your story already and you could enhance it with more tension or conflict. Good luck.