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NaNoWriMo. Again.

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November is coming up fast. Again. The year has simply flown by. Again. And I’m gearing up for NaNo. Again. It’s becoming like Christmas, but without the bah humbug 🙂

I’ve got a couple different stories I could write this year. Doing some low pressure, laid back planning, and I’ll see what I feel like writing come November 1st.

Or I’m toying with the idea of hitting a random plot generator at 11.59pm on the 31st of October.

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NaNo, thank god it’s over!

A vastly different experience from last year, I really couldn’t care less about this years characters. Last year I was IN LOVE with my boys, this year, meh.

But, I’ll give the story a few weeks or months and then dive back in and do my best to salvage something from the madness.

In the mean time, I have some editing to do. 3 shorts to revise and edit (two of which have to be done in December).

Then I’ll be on to my ‘finish stuff’ mission. One of my unfinished’s has actually crawled back into my brain, so I might not be able to resist a little writing, and that’s fine with me.

And I’m gonna read some books, dammit! First on the list is Drawn Together by Z.A. Maxfield,  I believe it’s also top of Becca’s list for post nano, maybe I should poke her for a read along or something.


The End

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I wrote the final scene of my nano novel last night.

I’d been stalling for two days, tearing my hair out about it, having no clue how I was ever going to get my boys out of an impossible situation. None of my options were realistic or believable. I didn’t believe them, anyway, so I couldn’t write them.

But I forced myself to put pen to paper (the handwriting process makes my brain work differently), and without looking at the scene I was in the middle of writing before I stopped, I took it up in the middle, and within about 200 words, I ended my book.

And now, because I know how it ends, I know how to fix all the weird bits throughout, I know everyone’s motivation, I know how to fill in the gaps, I know WHY the damn king sends his son and heir off with his boyfriend in the first place!

I feel so good. Now, whether this is a cop-out ending or not (which it could be perceived to be), I don’t care. I feel like it’s the truth. That’s why I was struggling the entire time, because I was striving for something that in my mind, just wasn’t possible.

So, yay!


NaNo Procrastination

What a bloody good excuse for a first post.

Well, I’m still writing, just not what I’m meant to be writing. I still have time to finish my nano story, and I really do want to finish it–because I want it to be over already. God, I’m so sick of it. I feel like I’ve written it about a hundred times…and I’m probably not far wrong.

Worst story ever. That’s about the size of it.

So, current preferred method of procrastination, writing something else! I have completed a short story, done some pre-writing on another, and picked up an old thing which I’m intending to complete. This has captured my interest far more than my nano proper ever has. Which, frankly, sucks.

But, oh well. I am back into a healthy habit of writing. Every evening for the last, what? 24 days? I have put my butt in the chair between 10pm and midnight, and written. I generally get out about 2k, more or less, in that time. Which is pretty damn good, I reckon.

If I write too much more than that per day, I go stupid. Which is probably why my nano proper went to shit so fast.

What was I talking about? Oh, yeah, procrastinating. At least I’m still writing, yeah?