These first few days of December, I find myself reflecting fondly on National Novel Writing Month. I’d feared failing to write fifty thousand words of one story for NaNoWriMo and instead find myself missing the challenge.
In fact, there has been nothing new to come from my imagination since the final day and I’m trying to not let that bother me. I think other factors of life are playing a role, but I’m still hoping each day for that writing bug to bite me again.
As for the story that came from that endeavor, I recall the advice given me by Josh Lanyon, author of the popular Adrien English mystery series. The first thing to do with a new rough draft is nothing – set it aside for at least a few weeks. We shall see if I have a diamond in the rough from that endeavor. In the meantime, I must cultivate patience with my muse. Hopefully, the dam will soon break and fresh storytelling will burst forth.
I hope you’re enjoying your own creative efforts, wherever they may lead.