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Like the subject says, I can’t do nanowrimo this year for the following reasons:
Nanowrimo is great for people who want to start writing, but if you are already writing, all you have to do is write it - try to make every month a Nanowrimo month, but I know it’s hard.
However, I will still support Nanowrimo and those who are doing it because it caters to people who are good at marathon writing.
P.S. @matokah - Finish your novel so I can read it! I’ll be supporting you all the way =)
Are we talking about writing a new book? I don’t know if I should, since I’m not done with my current novel, but I’d like to try writing something for kids.
Because I’m curious to know who’s already started thinking about this, I’m going to do a couple of these “reblog with” things (assuming they’re popular enough to do more than one). Just the genre this time. The synopsis will come later.
I’ll start first: dystopian sci-fi (non-extraterrestrial).
I am not touching my novel for a while because I’ve run out of juice.
I don’t think I am touching it until my friend finishes reading it for me, or if I can afford to print my novel out properly.
So I did it. I was insane enough to re-write my novel, and I have done it. I am done with the second draft. I foresee more tidying up, actually, but for now I am done.
It’s so long and I wonder if I should be insane enough to try and print it and use the red marker of doom to edit it some more.
This should be a longer update but my mind is blank because I’ve written some stuff, so I am sort of staring blankly at the keyboard, going, HURR DURR what else should I write?
But I have done it, and that makes me slightly, so very slightly wiser, and I am better at what seems to be the simple arrangement of words.
I think I have more or less settled in after flying back from Europe [school, ugh] and I don’t really know how I managed to actually type a chapter of my novel while vacationing. I was writing out of my own context so it was weird to actually try and connect with the novel again after flying about 10 000km across continents.
Anyway, I have just finished the second-to-last chapter of this book, but it’s the second draft so nothing hangs together well. It’s also one of the most important chapters of my novel so I have to refine it a lot more slowly, especially since there is too much dialogue and it reads like a stage play.
More importantly, I still can’t think of a good, proper ending to my novel. The ending I thought of months ago has become very blurred in my mind - this is what happens when you don’t write everything about your novel down! - Though I have written other preliminary endings that I could possibly try to fit in, it goes against the trajectory of how the novel should end.
The last chapter is taking another twist but I’m not sure if I can handle it, or maybe my creative juices are dead for the day. Whatever. I’ll look at it again. I know it seems like i’m rushing my second draft, but I promised myself that it had to be done before school since I know that I will be busy during the term, but I have been in school for a week and it’s still not finished. Oh well.
Oh another note, I also have to look into buying a new laptop since the one that I’m typing on right now is so low on juice, it’s not even funny. I have to plug it in everywhere I go, and I can’t get replacement batteries in my stupid country because they’re all out of stock - I have to order it online. I have been thinking of saving up for a mac so I can use the Word Processing / novelling software that @matokah introduced, but its name escapes me.
I also went to do a word count and the said work in question is approximately 75 000 words long. So I have been productive, after all.
I have been in Barcelona for 5 days so far.