Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Another NaNo bites the dust
Ahhh the sweet feel of victory after a long battle...even when that battle was with yourself and your own self-impossed deadline created by some crazy people.
It's kinda how you feel after you stop pounding your head against a wall- for a month ;).
This NaNo had some good and some bad- we'll start with the bad ;)
This year just felt like I was doing alot of of fighting with myself. Could be because I was doing something different with this book (a stand alone romantic fantasy) or something else. But it just felt like I was fighting alot!
My hand hurts. Ok, sounds whiney, but my right hand didn't like this-LOL. I type with three fingers, mostly with my right hand...
It took up time I could have spent doing something else- ANYTHING ELSE.
The good :)
It got my writing and creating mojo back- that alone is worth all those long horrific hours and a sore hand.
I now have the bones of what looks like a kick ass good book- we'll see how I feel in a few months- but this one could rock big time. AND it's a stand alone! WOOT!
I got to play with other writers on Facebook, Terra Firma Farscape, RWA, and through Buddies on NaNo- it is great to really be hanging around writers in such a situation- we're crazy, but we're together.
It was a great challenge- a marathon for writers- and I crossed that 26.5 mile line :). Feels really good.
So, the long and short- NaNo was the best of times and the worst of times. But now it's over :). I'm planning on letting the mess set for a mo nth or two- and in the meanwhile polish up and edit the other books and start sending them to my chosen targets ;). I think I'm a better writer for finishing NaNo.