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NaNoWriMo: A Recap

15 Dec

It’s over! We can all sing it from the rooftops and rejoice in the new-found freedom of December. What a relaxing month for writers.

I was a rebel in every sense of the word. I didn’t start until November 16th and I edited, holding myself to a half hour every day instead of 1667 words. I did it, but barely. It wasn’t as successful as last year when I blew my personal goal out of the water each week. I had to skip a lot of days and make them up later. I only made it to one write-in! This is my biggest shame.

If the world was perfect, I’d say that I now write every day. News flash: the world isn’t perfect and I’m no longer ignoring my blog to write fiction (you’re welcome). However, I’m thinking about that story. The characters are in my head every day and I can talk to them, get to know them better. They’re becoming fleshed out. Their story has more depth. There are new scenes being added and others being altered completely. Their story is stronger now, more exciting.

There’s still a lot to do. I’m working the plot now, but after reading some aloud at a mini-retreat this past weekend, I realize the words need some sprucing. It needs a good line edit for sure. There’s still a lot of ‘telling’ to take out and a lot more ‘showing’ to be had. It will all come with time, I’m sure. But I need to find that time.

I’m trying to commit to writing something every day. Maybe a blog post or maybe some of the story. Something. It’s going to be hard, I know this, but it will be worth it in the end I believe. I still think I could publish this story. I still want to share it.

Until next time, write on.

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