Thursday, October 13

Do you, will you Nano???


Yep, it's that time of year again, the great NaNoWriMo onslaught. Are you, will you, do you???

I did in 2008 and got about half way when I discovered the book was turning inside out on itself and I was losing control and thus, lost interest. I knew I was going to have to do a major overhaul to ever get it back on track and thus lose my word count.

I know, I know. You're supposed to shut off that infernal inner editor during November, but there were definite plot points that I couldn't fix without rewriting and I'm basically a linear writer so I couldn't progress without regress. Does that make any kind of sense???

Anyhoo--I haven't done it since. But yesterday, I signed up. I've decided to write Bix book 2 in November. At least 50K words of it.

So, in the next two weeks, I have to finish my rewrite of the Challenge scenes, write a synopsis, send the full in on request, and do a rough plot draft of book two.

AGH! I have a lot of work to do. Why am I wasting valuable writing time by talking to you????

Kidding. So, tell me, are you going to NaNo and if you are, do you want to be my buddy?

8 comments:

  1. I'm not but I wish I was! Not enough time and not enough discipline. Not to mention, not enough story. :(

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  2. Yeah, what Liz said. Every year I say the same thing. Maybe next year.

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  3. Yeah, what Liz and Shawn said. Sorry. Maybe next time.

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  5. At this time, I'm planning on participating this year. The year I started Nano was the first time I wrote 20,000+ words. It was a good experience. Maybe we can check with one another periodically through Nano. That would be fun.

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  6. L.K. Totally should check in with each other, along with Kristi. I hit about 22-24K works the time I did it--which even though I didn't make it, is more than I usually write in a month.

    Keep in touch!

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