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.