Wednesday, November 27, 2013

2013 Winner!

Okay! I won NaNo! I still don't have a decent plot and the story is not finished, but I did the 50,000 words and now I can lay off until after Thanksgiving and enjoy the Holidays with a free conscience. I have the beginning of a new novel that may work out to be something great with a lot of work. I would not be that far along if I had not set myself this goal. I reminded myself that I can write even when I don't want to and that it can still be good and fun at the same time. Was it worth it? Yes I think it was. I needed something to prove to myself that I can set a goal and reach it. I did that and I feel good about that. Now I can move on to finish some other things that need my attention and know that I'm able to reach a goal, even a sort of hard one. I am a goal winner!

Friday, November 1, 2013

Getting Ready for NaNoWriMo

My book is done and I'm sending out query letters. Wow, I've already received one rejection! Thanks to the age of e-mail, it came the very next day. I'll send out a few more tomorrow, but come November it's out with the old and in with the new.
I'm getting ready to write the best NaNo-novel of the century. I've got a killer premise and a great character bible all worked out. Now, if I only had a plot . . .  Never fear, I will have one in a day or two, or I will start anyway and hope that the story unfolds into something organized.
I'm counting my blessings that I have something to take my mind off the whole query/rejection roller coaster. With NaNoWriMo in the works who has time to fret over a little note that says, "Sorry, I am not a good fit for this?" Who can stop their frantic creative juices long enough to wonder why some agent with a hundred other submissions doesn't think yours is the one that will set the world talking? Who has time to stew over such minor disappointments? Not I, I have NaNo-novel to comfort me. That old book is done, for better or worse,
and I shall move onward with fervor to the next.