I’m back to writing with NaNoWriMo 2015!
It’s been ages since I’ve posted and that’s bad – especially for a writer.
I am taking part in National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo)
I did NaNoWriMo Camp in July and did 50000 words. While in Camp you can set your own goal, for November it is a fixed goal of 50K words to win.
I am going to be finishing (probably) the book I started in July and if there is any leftover, starting the re-write to finish NaNo. I am still excited about the book. I’ll be even more excited when it is finished.
What has been happening and why haven’t I been posting?
I’ll admit to being lazy. After winning Camp, I really slowed down on my writing. I didn’t stop, but I did get sidetracked and did not get much written.
And then I more or less forgot about this place. Really? Yeah, really. When NaNo started, I realized I had not posted anything about it (or anything at all recently). Of course, I didn’t want to take away time from the novel to post so here I am, the end of the 2nd week of NaNo, making the first post in, I think (without checking), at least a couple months.
I’ve also had my priorities mixed up.
Writing really needs to be at the top. I enjoy it. I need to do it. I’ve got a story to tell and it’s going to take a lot of writing.
However, like many, I tend to find the new shiny attracts me and I switch focus to something else. This is something my poor wife has had to put up with. I find something interesting, load up with books about it from the library and learn everything about it for a few months till something else comes along and takes up my time. So much to do and so little time. More bizarrely, I tend to go in circles (usually returning to something just after I have disposed of all the materials I had from the last time it interested me).
What are the numbers right now?
For NaNoWriMo, I am at 26277 for the month. A little over halfway there and the month is half over. Right on target. “Stay on target, stay on target…”
For the current novel, it is just under 89K right now. I’ve added a bit that was not in my original plot but should be returning to the original ending to the plot very soon. As it stands, this could go over 100K before the rewrite. The added material does help lead into the ending better and provides a bridge that was needed. I expect there will be a lot of trimming in the re-write but I am not worried about length. I’ve got more than enough if I need to cut and I feel adding length is alright.