Winding Down

   Posted by: Faith   in Rye Thoughts

With less than a week to go in NaNoWriMo Land, I find myself sitting at 37,010k and wishing the month was over. Not because I don’t love NaNo – I do, very much – but when you’re writing at this pace with the goal of completing one specific novel, after awhile I start to miss the freedom to work on other projects.

But that’s all right… November is almost over, and I think for once I’ll be writing THE END when it’s all said and done. Not that I’ll have all the necessary scenes inside the story, but I think purposely finishing the story will help motivate me to go back and edit it in January. Otherwise, I’ll dawdle around for a few months trying to wrap things up, ultimately get frustrated that there’s no specific end goal in sight, and it’ll sit in a drawer for several years like all the other NaNo novels. I don’t want that to happen again!

And with the dawning of December right around the corner, I’m beginning to emerge from the November fog to realize that, well… I have 13 books to review that I really should have reviewed earlier. But, of course, November hit and anything not NaNo-related went out the window (and my memory).

So, in order to space them out a bit, I might backdate a few reviews here and there. I’m just weird like that when it comes to looking at blog posts. And plus, it’s my blog, so I can do it if I want to. LOL. I just thought I’d mention it so you’re not looking at the dates thinking…”Am I going crazy? That was posted 2 weeks ago???” No, it wasn’t (or WAS it? *cue Twilight Zone theme*), I just have a touch of OCD when it comes to posting.

With that, how are you doing with NaNo or your other November projects? I’m looking forward to getting back to all your blogs soon… I’m sure I’ve missed out on hearing about great stuff this month, so I’ll have to do a marathon-blog-post-reading-day or something.

See you all again soon :)

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7 comments so far


whatcha writing, Faith?

November 27th, 2010 at 5:43 pm

Oh, you’re so close! I hope you finish the way that makes you happy.

November 27th, 2010 at 8:46 pm

Hey Faith – congrats on the word count. I ended up just working on my novel Night Surfing here and never posting to NaNo. It’s been a rough personal year for me. I find that when you obsess about ur novel as u must in NaNo, things do come to you that might not otherwise. I stumbled on a few tweaks I really like, some fun plot points that make the novel more fun to write and hopefully to read!
I soooo want to finish my novel by year’s end.
Ur my inspiration, Faith!

November 27th, 2010 at 9:51 pm

I’m 10K away from my nano deadline! It’s been exhausting but kind of a blast!

November 28th, 2010 at 2:31 am

Well done you!!!


November 28th, 2010 at 2:40 am

13 books! Wow, that’s a lot. Congrats on a great NaNo month. Soon you’ll be able to do those other projects!

November 30th, 2010 at 2:44 am

Hee– I’m still in the middle of my post-NaNo and post-semester blog read!

December 4th, 2010 at 3:54 pm