November is done and so is this year’s NaNoWriMo. What do I have? I have a new found appreciation for the importance of planning. Otherwise, I am just writing in the wind. When I began writing earnestly ten years ago, I had an idea of quantity being very important. I was in my early twenties and writing a full length book seemed unobtainable.
I remembered the days in high school when a one-page homework assignment was an annoyance and a five-page paper was a large project.
Those days are over.
Words come. They always come. It is guaranteed if I just sit down on the keyboard or with a pen. Word counts no longer seem so unreachable. I have a feeling that was the easy part.
Now I have to figure out what to write…
My novel for this month started off as crime fiction and ended as something else completely and I don’t have to show it to anyone.
That was the point.
NaNoWriMo’s purpose is to create the habit. It is also to create the experience of word count. Now that I have that down, I can begin to blog again.
Now that I am done with working for a bit, I can start writing more. This time I have a plan. This time I think I know, more or less, what I am doing.
I guess we’ll just have to wait and see.
Monserrat and I are heading for a big change soon. It is a lot to deal with. It used to be that writing was one of my main concerns. Now that priority has changed. I do feel it is leading towards something, though.
With NaNoWriMo over it is time to move on to the next goal.