Hi everyone! I apologize for my very sporadic posts. I decided to join in National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), and 1700+ words per day on a shiny new manuscript doesn't leave much time for other writing endeavors. Honestly, I never expected to come close to 50,000 words in one month. I average 1,000 words per day when I'm writing well, and I'm okay with that. But committing to NaNoWriMo for me meant committing to write as many words as possible each day in this month that is filled with fall festivals and school parties and football and family gatherings.
It's not over yet, but I am on target to finish. (Yay!) And this is me doing the part where I tell the world, so I have that extra incentive to keep up during this holiday week and make it to the finish line. I could hardly believe it when I crossed the halfway point a few days ago. They may not be the best words. Ninety percent may end up being rewritten. But as a pantser this month of literary abandon is working for me. It's allowing me to try out my main character's voice, and to figure out where the plot is going without worrying about what I'll have to change later, because I can just accept that most of it will have to change. I enjoy all the stages of writing a novel, but to me, this is the fun part.
This may be my last post for November, but I'll be back soon with a review of Rachel Cohn's Beta and the next installment in my Music Lessons series featuring Jack White. Until then, Happy Thanksgiving! I am so thankful for all of my blessings. My savior Jesus. Family and friends. Health and home. Books and beautiful words. I wish you the best this holiday season!
Music for today: Trojans by Atlas Genius