It kind of kills me because this November is the first November in more than a decade where I haven't been working a soul-sucking, 60-hours-a-week job that severely hinders my ability to write.
Nope, it turns out that I can do that all on my very own.
But, to be fair, I did start four days late and then had to take a few days off in the middle of the month, so is it any wonder that I'm in a 14,000-word hole?
Probably not. Maybe. I don't know.
But, on the bright side (a place in which I don't spend nearly enough time, I know), I did manage to write 36,000 words in Full Circle—otherwise known as Book Three in my fantasy series, or the novel I wasn't going to start until sometime in 2016—and I may even not delete some of them when it comes time to look at it again.
Most of it, though, I think is destined for the Deleted Scene file, as it shows just how unorganized I've been with this project thus far. I attempted to plot out at least a bit of it—the broad strokes, at the very least—but I don't have the handle on the story that I need to have.
|My plotting efforts|
The problem is that I'm still clinging to the way that Full Circle was supposed to go, based on the way that Second Nature was supposed to end...and didn't. There was a ripple effect that I haven't seen the end of yet. Or, you know, accepted, apparently.
But it's okay. There's bound to be something worth salvaging in that 36,000 words (I have yet to scrap an entire NaNo project), even if it's ultimately decided that the story needs to go in the complete opposite direction as it's going now.
Which probably won't happen. (She says like she actually has any idea at all. Which she does not.)
But it's okay. Even if I couldn't pull out a win, I'm glad to have done it.
Did you participate in NaNoWriMo this month? If so, how'd you do?