I had a burst of inspiration today, but it’s now past midnight in my time zone so NaNo month is over. I’m wide awake and there’s a muse kicking my brain around, so I’ll be writing for a while longer tonight. Not another 31,000 words worth, but it’s been an interesting day!
I won’t reach the NaNo goal this month, not even counting every word tweaked on my 2012 project, plus every word added to my various WIPs and idea notebooks, plus all the brand-new sparkly-fresh words written on the 2013 NaNo project. Day job this month was so heavy and time consuming, I would have had to stop sleeping entirely to put in any more writing time. I thought maybe I’d try for a whirlwind push yesterday and today and see how many words I could get out of my fingers.
Instead, I went to a vegan Thanksgiving meal on Friday and played a fiendish game called Cards Against Humanity with some old friends and a bunch of new friends and drank cognac until late into the evening. Today I pay the piper: no hangover, but my word count for the month is abysmal. And I have no new fiction to post here on the site.
I’m feeling completely defeated today, underscored and highlighted by failing to reach that 50K goal.
Tomorrow I’ll write again.
I’ve re-posted the excerpt from the first chapter. This is a slightly tweaked version that I’m still looking at with a critical eye. Sometimes I’m content with it. Sometimes I tweak some more. I don’t think the urge to edit ever ends.
I posted a loose draft of Chapter 1. I’m now saving this novel to work on as a NaNoWriMo project. I’m thinking of posting the draft as I go so the wordcount will be public. Having to show that I’m reaching that 1667 words/day goal should provide motivation to keep writing!