And November is NaNoWriMo month. I am taking part this year. Sort of. I must admit after several years of taking part and being a big supporter of it I’m going off it a bit. I love the fact it promotes writing and make the time to do it and chase a dream (if writing a novel is your dream). But it’s not the be all and end all and some of the ridiculousness I’ve seen in the name of NaNo no longer seems worth it to me.
I have a work in progress that I’ve been working on properly since the summer after planning it and writing bits of for a year or two. I also hadn’t touched it for several weeks. And at the beginning of this year (or maybe right at the end of last year) I told a couple of my friends that one of my goals for 2014 was to end the year with a finished draft.
So I’m working on finishing that. It’s going to need a lot of work once it’s finished but getting that done will be a big help and will mean I meet my goal. I think it needs at least 40,000 words adding but I’m not sure; it will probably end up needing more than that.
Today I seem to have written at least 1000 words of waffle which will most likely get cut. But it got me writing again after being a bit stuck with where to take it next.
Because I have another idea for a story, probably a fanfic, nagging at me. And it seems like all my ideas today are for that.