Well, I’m on that NanWriMo train. Or probably more accurately, looking at this year’s badge, spaceship. My current word count?
Haven’t decided yet what I’m writing. I have some old works-in-progress to finish, and I can’t help but think that getting them done would be, what we call in the writing game, a good thing.
But there’s always that allure of a fresh, new, uncharted story, one with just an amorphous beginning and a million possibilities to get to the end. It’s responsibility or frivolity, finishing versus starting.
One of the magical things about NaNo is that it instantly shifts writing to a priority. There is no “I should” or “why don’t I.” You have to get your words in, that’s the point. So to what project do I give that priority?
I even posted a twitter poll to get an outside eye.
It landed 50/50. Note to self: never do a poll with two options again.
It’s pretty symbolic of my approach to writing lately, spending so much time thinking about what I should be getting done that the words don’t hit the page. NaNo puts an end to that.
As soon as I begin.
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