That’s my word count on my NANO project. Yeah, way under what the word count should be at this date – which is like 25K. But the good news, I’m totally okay with where I’m at.
Because I’m hearing the voices. You know, when you’re at a stoplight or just before you drift off to sleep—and the conversations start up. Your characters talking in your head.
It’s been a while since I worked on anything since Bix and it’s so nice to hear the voices. Not that I don’t love my boy, Bix, but sometimes you start wondering if you can write anything else after three years of unwavering loyalty to one character’s story.
And another big milestone came today—I stopped myself from editing. Usually I’m an edit as I go gal. My first drafts are reasonably clean—especially the first few chapters—it’s usually the murky middle as I scramble toward the ending that fouls me up.
So, today I started thinking maybe I should make this a NA book as opposed to YA. New Adult is an up and coming genre that features college-age adults as they make the transition into adulthood. Changing it now, though, would stop my forward momentum, so while I’m going to consider it, I’m not going to go back and start rewriting what I’ve got.
Like I said, major personal milestone. So, while I may not win NANO officially—I’ve won some personal battles and that’s more important than turning out 50K in 30 days.
Anybody else win a battle this week?