Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Are you Nanoing This Year?
Last year was my first year doing Nanowrimo, and it was a really great experience for me. I finished a novel that I now consider practice, but I still love it. A few months back I thought about which project I'd work on this year. Should I return to the adult romance novel I abandoned in the spring? Or the time travel novel that makes my head want to explode? Or something new altogether?
Well, I decided....none of the above. I love Nano, but in order for me to reach my goal, I have to set everything else on the back burner. I'm revising one novel, and about a third of the way done with the first draft of my fifth novel. I could do Nano, because I have a new novel all plotted out, just waiting to get inputted into Scrivener. It was a tough decision, but I just couldn't do it.
In the spirit of Nano, I'm going to play along and in the month of November, I'm going to try to be as productive as possible with my writing. I will finish the first draft of my fifth novel and send it off to my critique partner, and plot out my sixth novel and begin writing it. I'm going to work on only writing new projects for the bulk of my time, instead of revising which is how I have been spending most of my time lately. I don't think I'll hit that 50k mark, but that's okay.
Are you Nanoing this year? Why or why not?