This year I am participating in NaNoWriMo! I considered doing it last year but I was in the middle of something I already started so it just wasn’t the right time. I had been thinking about what kind of story to write for the last few weeks and decided on a YA Literary idea I’d been mulling over but when I sat down on Nov 1 and started typing on my computer, something completely different came out!
I started a Middle Grade Fantasy story! This is totally new for me. I even had to check on recommended word count and I’m still not clear on how long a chapter should be. (Mine are really long at this point so I may need to cut them down.) I’m also writing the narrative in a different tense and it’s from a male pov. All new challenges!! But I really love what I have so far although it’s taking me longer in this tense than my other stories. I’m notoriously slow as a writer (I think it took me two years to write Amaranth Society and at least a year to write MOD) so I’m worried I may not be able to finish on time. Here are my stats so far:
I started off strong but, much like everyone else in the Twin Cities area, I began to drag my feet at the end of week one. And please disregard today's numbers... I haven't put in my writing time yet. :) Even if I don’t finish by the end of the month, I will finish it this year. This is a resolution I made for myself and one I’m going to stick to.
I’m going to keep this post short because I want to get some writing in before our weekend begins. We’re still renovating the house so our days are filled with design warehouse visits and furniture shopping. It’s fun but I wish everything was finished already!
Here's Hugo keeping an eye out for deer. He saw four the other day and went nuts. I hope he doesn't miss the city too much.