I don’t feel like I’ve written one of these for a while (I probably wrote one last week and this is an example of my flaky memory), but here’s a brief update on how things are going.
I finished NaNoWriMo with 58,558, but it’s a very disjointed draft. This is the second year that I’ve finished NaNo with a draft that’s in this shape. I know I can do 50k in a month, third year that I’ve hit it, so come next year I’m not going to look to best my word count from this year. I’m going to aim to hit the 50k but have a coherent story at the end of it, or at least the best part of a story. I will also be much better prepared for NaNoWriMo in 2017. I’ve seen where I made a lot of mistakes this NaNoWriMo, and I’m going to try my best not to repeat those mistakes.
As I’ve said a few times, this year has been a tough one for me on many fronts, and writing has been one of those. I’m determined not to repeat that next year, and I’m going to start preparing for the year now. I know a couple of projects I’d like to work on, one in particular, and I’m going to try and look at figuring out what sort of timescales I’m going to be looking at. I’ve got to speak to both Owen and Chrystalyn in the next few weeks about scheduling the projects we’re working on and see where we are with them.
I do need to sit down and figure out where I am with a few projects and see what I’ve got to do for research etc. on the ones I’d like to do next.
But before I do any writing stuff today I’ve got to do a few bits at home. So I’m off to get cracking on that and will be knocking out some words this afternoon.
Have a good Sunday, everyone!