Friday, November 1, 2013

November is...

Hey all, first things first, I'm visiting Angeline today to talk about how perfectionism railroaded my efforts at finishing a book.

So... Just when I thought November can't be more hectic...

This month is NaNo, me marketing TVK, me packing up house to move and as of today, me editing TVK's sequel.

I guess I could have asked to start later, but then I realized that 1) I'm moving in December, 2) I'm settling in in December, which means that 3) I'll probably be settled in time for Christmas and 4) that means I'd only be able to do serious edits by January.

So if I want to get revisions done, it has to get done now. I think it can work, though. With this round, revisions will mainly be writing in information, so basically I'll be drafting chapters. Which for the sake of NaNo, I'll be counting towards the final score. Only daily word additions qualify, though, to keep things honest.

But yeah... I think this might be my most difficult NaNo year yet...

12 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Get it done now while you can!

cleemckenziebooks said...

Good luck. Take some vitamins.

Annalisa Crawford said...

Good luck. I've wimped out of NaNo. I did it last year, but I think for me once is enough. I'm far too slow a writer to do it - I wrote a lot of rubbish to hit 50k. I'm impressed by people who do it every year.

Ashley Nixon said...

It's hard to write over holidays anyway! Good luck with everything!

Neurotic Workaholic said...

It sounds like you've got a busy month ahead of you; I know that packing can be very stressful, so I hope it's stress-free for you. And good luck with writing and editing!

Nick Wilford said...

You've been quite crafty there. Any new words count towards NaNo in November. Good luck with everything - that's a lot of balls in the air!

shelly said...

I don't envy the moving part. Good luck with all you have going on.

Hugs and chocolate!

Milo James Fowler said...

I need a national novel REVISING month! Good luck on your quest, Misha. Don't let that perfectionist monster rear its ugly head. Signed: a recovering perfectionist

Roland D. Yeomans said...

I agree with Alex: grab the edit time while it is available. NaNo to me teaches quantity over quality. What use is a novel in a month if it is sub-standard and has to be torn down to Chapter One due to its flaws?

Best of luck with your new novel. And thanks for such a nice comment on my blog!

Liz Blocker said...

Yikes, Misha, this does sound like a crazy month! I keep being impressed by how you seem to be handling it, and managing it. I agree with Alex and Roland - go for the revisions! Way more important to have a GREAT draft than to meet that 50k goal.

Shah Wharton said...

Flip me, go you! You must have one of those minds which can compartmentalise efficiently me thinks! Oh the envy! :) Best of luck. :)

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Stephanie Faris said...

Somehow I always end up doing revisions during NaNoWriMo! One of these days I'll actually get to spend the month writing a new book!