NaNoWriMo: Iā€™m Starting to Cave

I’ve been telling myself, I don’t have time for NaNoWriMo. I’ve got to get the edits done on Shadow Cat.

Okay, I’m starting to falter in my resolve. I have three books planned for the Shadow Cat series. Obviously, Shadow Cat is complete but needs editing. I started the 2nd book, so it’s really a no-go for NaNoWriMo. However, I have still have the last book. It’s outlined, but I don’t think I have a single word written of it. Oh how I’d love to have it finished and only have to worry about edits for it.

Here’s the thing. Can I force myself to write without edits? The whole idea scares me. I hate failing. A little over a week left to decide. Holy Cow. Well, I put my name on the list ReenaJacobs. šŸ™‚ Big surprise there.

I’m thinking I should at least try. See if I can do the straight through without editing thing. I wrote Shadow Cat by the seat of my pants, and it took me 2 1/2 months to finish it (about 80k on the first draft). I didn’t know enough about writing to worry about editing the hell out of it.

Maybe NaNoWriMo is what I need. A 50k goal, no editing, just producing. Screw quality, just get the story down. Maybe this is what will get me stoked about writing again. Cause I’m telling you, my drive has waned.

šŸ™‚ Buddy a Newbie! —> ReenaJacobs

Well, if I’m going to do this, I need to work a bit more on my outline.

Good luck to all who are giving NaNoWriMo a try. Hopefully I’ll see you there…once I gather my courage and motivation. šŸ™‚

0 thoughts on “NaNoWriMo: Iā€™m Starting to Cave

  1. I’m a slow writer so this was a way to get my idea on paper fast. Once I got through the first week I was good and managed to finish early. I won’t do it again, but when I get to my next novel I’ll write the first draft the same way with no edits until it’s done. Just not quite as many words a day.

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