A few days ago, I succeeded in amassing a fifty thousand word rough draft to meet the National Novel Writing Month challenge.  I am grateful to NaNoWriMo creators at the non-profit Office of Letters & Light, as well as members of this blog, for the opportunity and the inspiration that made my creation possible.  With the closure of that November madness, I have relaxed from my frantic writing pace (a bit too much, truth be told – I don’t want to lapse back into a recent state in which I barely wrote at all).


So, now what goal should I set?  Wise folk have told me it is best to step back from a new WIP, letting the creative mind take a break between the processes of writing and editing.  With that in mind, I incidentally plan to focus initially on writing for blog posts.  One particular endeavor is overdue for a new chapter on a serial story.
Obviously, posting chapters requires a very different technique from the NaNo rush where no time can be spared to look back.  NaNo is simply a mad rush to produce new material.  Instead of just diving into writing for that blog, I first need to review the chapters so far posted, getting back into the mood of that tale.  I think the distinct change of pace will be most welcome.

Please wish me luck.  And happy December, all.  May you create in abundance, however you proceed.

2 thoughts on “NaNo; Now What?

  1. That is a huge effort and I have no idea how you did/do it, it's beyond my comprehension. What will you do with the draft? Stupid question perhaps, will you work on it more?
    regards,
    Eaton

  2. Thanks for the kind word. And it's far from a stupid question. I really should look at it now that some time has passed but the inner critic is holding me back. Ideally, I should think of this as an opportunity to find a diamond in the rough, and hope the nerve to do so does come upon me. Best wishes, Eaton!

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