My week started strong, wracking out word count, massive edits and rewrites. Then, my job happened. 🙂 I love teaching, but this time of year I get buried. So, writing took a major backseat, and I’m officially behind again. I have not despaired. I have a plan. Tomorrow, I’m back on it, devoting the entire day to my writing and chai tea lattes.
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I’m a NaNoWriMo veteran, but I made the determination that even though I succeeded, it wasn’t for me. I absolutely was NOT doing it again. No way. Recently, Rebekah Loper, a Municipal Liaison for National Novel Writing Month, did a guest post titled Five Reasons Why You Should do NaNoWriMo on my CP, Natasha Hanova’s blog. Rebekah was quite convincing. However, I just finished intensive revisions of my YA novel, and I’m in the middle of rewrites of my adult thriller so it really isn’t a good time for me. Though the temptation to NaNo is great, I’m not starting a new project. Yet.
So, like my CP Leatrice McKinney said in her NaNo, NaNo, it’s off to Write I go! post, I’ll NaNo my way by working on the rewrites of my thriller. Dedicating myself to a goal of writing every day rather than meeting a certain word count. I plan to write every day in November like I did in October with one exception, I tried to also blog, grade essays, do lesson plans, laundry, etc. while writing every day. I can’t keep that pace up because I managed only to get behind in October. So, I have to cut some things back, and the blog is one of them. Rather than write a post each week in November, I’ll post something inspiring (I hope) for all of those NaNoing. I’ll continue my writing of posts again in December. I’m about a third of the way through The Drought of Sam Dakota with a significant amount of rewriting to go, but I think I can make it.
NaNo, here we go.