NaNo is well under way and the “sea story” is officially a WIP. It’s also starting to veer in new directions, steering me away from my outline as I delve further into the story (always a welcome occurrence). I’m totally riding the new-novel-high (the happier, less angst-ridden cousin of the third-draft-low). My NaNo goal is on target, but spending the last three days away from home at a conference really disrupted my progress. Looking forward to get back on track tomorrow.
2 thoughts on “NaNo 2015 update, nearly midway”
I’m doing terrible this year, worst I’ve ever done. I quit my manuscript. I hated it so much, and realized it wasn’t worth writing the nonsense that I would never use. That makes me feel like I’ve already won, because I discovered something important about myself. Now, any words I add will be on the slow WIP that I’ve been drafting all year.
That’s a great discovery, IMHO. I think it’s important to feel invested in a story to make it worthwhile. It’s still early, but I’m starting to think I won’t be able to catch up after all, but I’m enjoying the writing so much, I can’t say I mind not finishing on time. I haven’t been this excited about a new story in a while.
On Mon, Nov 16, 2015 at 7:44 AM, marginalia and such wrote: