What is it with November? Do I get sick every year coincidentally or is it a side-effect of NaNoWriMo? It is week three and I’m behind because week two – the dreaded week two – had me sick and unmotivated. Week one went splendidly and I was on track for the minimum recommended word count. Week two, I penned in the couple of hundred of words a day range instead of the thousands that I needed – if I wrote at all. Now I’m thousands of words behind.
I could wallow but the real goal is to revise this novel so I’m focusing on the fact that I’ve written seventeen thousand words toward that. I’m still plugging along and loving this revision process. I know exactly what the ending looks like, and exactly what I need to be writing toward from the beginning. I know what needs to be foreshadowed, and what motivates my characters. Most of them, anyway. About half of what I’ve written is brand new stuff because I added supernatural elements and changed the story in fundamental ways. It’s been fun, even if it’s been exhausting. I could definitely get used to this revision thing thanks to having a fabulous developmental editor I can employ as soon as the first draft is written.
See you on the flip side of November… win or lose I’m sure to be sleep deprived and highly caffeinated but loving every minute.