Okay so I have … 10k words for #NaNoWriMo this year.
That’s okay. I originally opted out completely because I knew November was already a busy month for me, and then at the very last minute I decided to give it a go even though I was fully aware that I wasn’t going to “win” (hit 50k) because I had been sitting on a new series concept for a while that I haven’t been able to even begin to sketch out because I’ve been so focused on Dark World. I had hoped to get at least half (25k) words down for this new project, but still, I’m not upset or disappointed in myself.
This month I’ve been focusing first and foremost on the overdue third novel in my Dark World Series. It has taken me a long time to write (still writing!) because it’s a particularly complicated pivotal point in the overall series plot and a LOT of things have to start tying in to each other and a lot of Easter eggs have to be planted, etc. I’d rather do it slow and do it well than rush through it, but because that has been my first writing priority, I haven’t had much of an opportunity to work on #NaNoWriMo. Even though my 10k was even less than I’d hoped for, I’m still okay with it because at least I started a WIP that I can go back to when I finish the book I’m working on now. Starting a new concept can often be the toughest part of all.
I also had family visiting from out of town so I had to put all writing on the back burner to spend some time with my nieces (I only see them once a year or so) and I’m in the middle of moving, so packing, preparing, cleaning, getting things into the new place, setting up the new place, etc – takes up a lot of time! It’s been a busy month, but even though my #NaNoWriMo project is minuscule, I still feel that I accomplished something simply by starting. (And there’s still a few days left for me to add a few more words to the count! Hah!)