Thoughts of an Unknown Writer: NaNoWriMo 2013
Last year at this time, I was deep into writing my manuscript THE BLEEDING HEART. So deep, that I constantly found myself needing to jump out of the shower just to get to my computer before losing an idea that swirled in my brain.
Now a year later, I’m in the midst of querying my manuscript and trying to begin a new NaNoWriMo project. To say I’ve been having difficulty is putting it mildly.
Do I have an idea?
Does my CP think it’s a good idea?
So, what do you ask is the problem? Hmmmm…that’s the question and I think it has a two-part answer.
1. I am querying, so that’s forefront in my mind. I’m just stuck in that story with my lovely dark characters.
2. I just haven’t been able to figure out where to begin my story, but yesterday the proverbial cork on the champagne popped! I think I figured it out and finally got some words down on the page.
What happens now?
Well, I have to take all of the randomness that is the first 1300 words of my new manuscript and decide where it all belongs (if it even belongs at all). I truly don’t expect to complete the 50k this month, but then again there is no rush. There is no deadline for this project and I certainly won’t be sending it out into the world without a lot of editing and revising.
How about the rest of you NaNoers? Anyone want to share their month of writing so far?