NaNoWriMo 2019 is starting soon. I’m going to set my own goals – the idea of setting up a profile on the official NaNo website really intimidates me and I feel like I would get blocked up almost instantly.
I work much better on my own, without people looking over my shoulder even if those people are well-meaning.
This is mostly because my goals change CONSTANTLY and I probably would look like a crazy person to anyone else should they see how much.
I also don’t always meet them. When this happens, dealing with my own disappointment is more than enough.
Why am I talking about failure before the contest has even started? Well, it’s because I was working my way towards the end of my second draft of my NaNo novel a few days ago and realized that I needed to re-work almost everything.
So I had to stop, go back to the very first draft and all the notes I took while I was writing it, and figure out what I need to do next.
Will I need to stop writing the second draft, which I have been doing by-hand, before it’s even done to being working on what will hopefully become the final draft?
Will I be able to finish what I’ve already started and use that to help me write the next?
Will I have to scrap EVERYTHING I’ve done so far and start a new?
I don’t know.
But I probably won’t be writing today, because I have to go back through and re-read all my work & figure out how to get back on track.
And I HATE reading through my own work, regardless of where I’m at in the process.
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