So the editing continues, but now I have a deadline. I think I’m going to do NaNoWriMo. But not in the traditional way, I’m going to cheat a little bit. Or a lot, whichever.
I have several unfinished manuscripts floating around my hard drive, and I think I’m going to dust some off, make sure they’re worth the effort, and finish them, racking up my 50,000 words in the process. I’ll be doing my very own NaNoFiMo.
Now I might set out to get a few done, start re-reading them, and decide I stopped writing them for good reason. Luckily, I have a slew of manuscripts in various stages, so if one seems like it’s not worth the effort, I can always move on to the next. One way or another, I’ll write 50,000 words in November.
I’ve always been a traditionalist when it comes to NaNo, so this marks a big change for me. But sometimes, it’s good to break out of routines, to veer away from that which has become habit. So I’m going to face this challenge with a brand-new twist and see how it goes.
Of course, on the morning of November 1, I could suddenly be inspired to write an utterly fresh, completely-yet-unthought-of book, and that’s one of the perks of NaNo. But as of now, it will be me and some old friends. Or frenemies. We’ll see.
Anyone else planning on a non-traditional NaNo?