On Thursday, I am flying to Washington for the Western Washington SCBWI's Writing Retreat program (wheeeeeeee!) and will be tired, busy, brain-drained, and happy when I come home. How will I write 2k words a day in my NaNo novel? I have no earthly idea. My goal this month is to try.
November is also Henry's birth month, so his first birthday is coming up.
And Jim's final long stretch before the end of the semester, which means lots more studying, grading, and homework which will keep him away.
But if I write (even pure unadulterated crap) at any moment I get, then it should benefit my writing career. Right?
Oh. I am focusing on improving my plotting abilities this month, too, and characterization.
And I am sort of cheating. I know, we're not supposed to cheat. And we shouldn't admit to it publicly on our blogs, but I feel like I have to. I won't include any prose I've already written, but I am going to re-write the first portion of one of my novels. So it's an edge. I know my characters, have sketched them out (and printed off "photos"), and am working on plot. I am hoping that NaNo will get my first draft in gear.
December can be all about rewriting and perfection.