Thursday, October 23

To NaNo or Not???

 Yep. It's that time of year again. To commit or not. To Nanowrimo.

I've tried to win for the past three or four years. And I get off to a good start and somewhere along the month, life seems to rear it's ugly head and interfere.

I have yet to win NaNo. The most I've written on a book during November is right around 25K--which is more than I usually write in a month, so that is not a bad thing. It just means I didn't win Nano. As for writing, it's still a win for me.

I have two projects that I'm considering for this years NaNo--if I decide to partake of the festivities.

For the past couple of month's I've been focusing on Pages Of Life and have about 22K written already. If I write 50K on it, I will have a finished first draft to send off to some critique partners--you know, after a round of edits in January.

I love the story of Pages--the reconciliation and reunion of a family, along with a hot romance. Me--writing a hot romance. That should be worth something right there.

The second project is also a romance. It's a reunion rock start romance with a recovering sick child. When I write a romance, I want as many tropes as possible in it. This one even has a bare bones outline. By outline I mean something along the lines of "Chaper One: VMA contacts Claire." 

So, while deciding if I can commit and go for the gold,I'm also trying to decide which manuscript deserves the chance to get finished--which basically means which one is the muse pushing at me?

Tell me, is anyone out there in Wrangler Land attempting NaNo this season??

8 comments:

  1. Not me! I write too slow anymore and I don't need anything else to make me feel overwhelmed--I can get there just by overthinking everything! Keep us up to date on what you decide to do. :-)

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  2. Not me either! I'm the slow-and-steady-wins-the-race type. :) I'll probably still be revising my current WIP, and getting it ready for CPs...who want to read a story with monsters. ;)

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    1. *Raises hand* Me, me. I want to read it. Unless you're going to give me nightmares--and in that case, just let me know so I only read during the day.

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  3. I don't officially do NaNo...but since I have a book due December 1 and it needs finishing, I'll be right there with you, Margie! :) As for which book...you know I love Pages...

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    1. I'm kind of leaning towards Pages because it's flowing right now and I'd love to finish it so I can revise it and send it off to some betas.

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  4. If Pages is the one I remember, my vote is for that, too!

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    1. Thanks, Liz. Yep, it is the one you're thinking :)

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