NaNo (National Novel Writing Month) update: Well, I finished NaNo and it was a bit of a wild ride. Clocking in at 58,878 words, the last two being THE END, I wrote a YA (young adult) paranormal novel in a month. No vampires, I promise.
And it wasn’t that hard.
I’m not saying it was easy, but in retrospect, all it really took was the concerted dedication of a certain number of hours, all in close proximity. And giving up TV for a month. And running away from home for 24 hours. I probably wouldn’t have had to run away if I hadn’t taken 10 days off from writing in the middle of November. Sheesh.
Ok, maybe it was a little hard. But man was it worth it!
Now I have another brand new, shiny novel under my belt, just screaming for revisions. But it’s going to have to wait until the laundry pile is back down below epic size and, oh yeah, that other novel is polished up – you know, the Middle Grade Science Fiction one that’s been laying fallow the past month? Yeah, that one.
But I’ll be back to work on that YA novel, because it’s nowhere near done. After lots of revisions and a few rinse cycles through my writing group and beta readers, it might be presentable. Because writing a novel takes a lot more than a month’s worth of work, as any one who’s done it will tell you.
In the meantime, I’m going to take a nap.
Or maybe write some blogs.