Sunday, December 1, 2013
So I survived my first try at this Nanowrimo thing. I submitted my words clocking in at 53,775. However, I didn't quite finish the story. It still has a couple more chapters to add. Thanksgiving happened, and I haven't sat down to try and finish things up. And now I'm out of the mode. Wow, that makes such a difference. How can I wrap it up if I haven't been immersed in that story for several days? Ugh. No wonder this exercise makes you pretty much write every day if you want to finish. If you don't write every day you totally lose the flow. I get that now!
Anyway, it was a fun experience. I look forward to slowing down now and spending lots and lots of time making it better and fixing stuff and adding stuff and making the actually story make sense, I hope.
And, I hope I can justify the time spent doing it. If nothing else I promised Kathy she could read it (if I can read hers of course!) but there is no way I'm sharing it until I fix a TON of things! :)
My husband is convinced I should go on to pursue things further, but I feel like that is so far out there, I can't even go there. Several someones will have to tell me it's good enough to go for it before I can convince myself of that. So we'll see.
Meanwhile, I'll be much more aware of potential stories, because I'm pretty sure I'll be doing this again! It really makes me want to go to more writing conferences, find a writing group and really just... you know.. do it!
Here's to writing in 2014!!