Friday, November 4, 2011

My NaNo Post

NaNo started this week, and I admit to feeling a small pang because I'm not doing it. A small pang. I loved it the last two times I dove in, and think I came out with pretty good books at the end. Well, okay. One pretty good book. That first NaNo book (Prayer and Prey) hasn't amounted to anything. But that's my own fault. I lost interest in it, and haven't properly revised it.

But no matter how much I loved doing it, this year I'm not. I just finished Boyfriend and need more time to revise and tweak and polish it up. My new idea is still germinating and while I'm thinking about it, another character has been poking at me. I'm realizing the two ideas might be able to be one book, so am shifting my thinking to see if that might work.

So while I am missing the thrill and rush of NaNo, I'm please I decided not to do it. I'm not ready to write a new book. I'm not finished with the last one yet. I got notes from one of my betas this week and am looking forward to diving back into revisions with her notes in hand.

Are you doing NaNo? How is it going?


  1. Good for you for following your gut and not doing it just to do it.

    I got to sit down and write only once these past three days, but I cranked out 2,000 words. We'll see how this goes :)

    Its my first time so I have no idea what to expect :)

  2. I was on the fence too. I really should be revising my other book, but I had a story and figured I could let the other marinate while I got a first draft on a new idea. This year, I'm not as freaked out as last. If I win, I win and if not, well I have a start of a story. Good luck on not NaNoing and revising your story. <3

  3. I'm at the exact same point that you're at. Finishing up with one book and bringing together my ideas for the next one. Just not ready to jump into it, yet. One of these years I'll NaNo.

  4. Sarah, there is sometimes a second NaNo in March. I'm kind of thinking of doing that, although March feels a very long way away....