So last year was my first official (though actually non-official) attempt at NaNoWriMo.
In a way I failed massively (didn’t come close to making my word count goals) but in another way it was a massive success. As I put down 20k+ in a reasonable amount of time and advanced my worldbuilding for that particular book (Pariahs) dramatically. I still only have about 30k on that book a year later, but with reasonably good reason, and the worldbuilding is solid (though still missing pieces) and my outline is nice and tight. More importantly I am still excited about the book, which is kind of huge.
All that said, I have two projects vying for my attention this year (Pariahs and a new project), and I’ve decided that I have better momentum and enthusiasm on the other newer project, so I’m going to focus on it for NaNo this year in the hopes that I can get to the finish line. As of tonight I have 34.5k already on that book. So 50k will likely take me through to the finish line, or at least very close. I’m actually pushing very hard and trying to get there BEFORE November ends, but this should be a reasonable way to track how that goes regardless.
So, like last year, I’ll be unofficially tracking my progress (primarily via word count) here on 1979 Semi-Finalist. I continue to be paranoid about titles (when I have a great one) so let’s just call this project SK. And here’s an inkling of what it’s about.
For those of you out there also doing NaNo – best of luck! Now…GO!
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