So I got 12,670 words. NaNoWriMo 2016 got off to a halting start and fizzled to a stationary end.
I’m Grateful. Disappointed. Excuse-making. Proud. Conflicted. Whirl-pooling. My general anxious stressing heady self.
Stop. Breathe. That was my November motto. December is kicking off with: kindness and compassion – to myself as well as others.
So what happened with my Nano? It is a new story. It picks up a lot of old ideas I’ve played with over the years; synthesises them into something new. Science fiction. Post apocalyptic. Teenage.
I’m still excited about it. But I got stuck and busy and I parked it.
I don’t know which end of the thread to pick up again. Maybe I could break it up into small chunks? Try tackling it in small pieces.
The big thing is, I need to commit. I need to take this seriously. Either this nano story or the other novel idea I’ve been working his year: the time travelling romance. Or both in alternating fashion.
That sounds hard in someways and easier in others. I often read a couple of stories at the same time, keeping track of the different characters and plots, switching to whichever I feel in the mood for. Why not write in the same way?
Has any writer-blogger here tried working on two story ideas at once?
Did you win NaNoWriMo?
p.s. Come join me on Twitter as I join Al Tait in the #writeabookwithal hashtag. Keep the NaNoWriMo spirit kicking.