From Deadlines to Nanowrimo

>> Thursday, October 8, 2009

At 11:07pm on Friday, October 2nd, 2009, I finished my novel, Anemone's Song. I finished two days past my self-imposed deadline, but at least it is complete. What can you do about a child who suddenly gets sick with pink eye and a bad cold, after all? Even after I put her to bed in the evening, there simply wasn't enough time left to write to completion. So, I worked myself half to death, but I did finish it two days later than scheduled. Now it can't hang over my head during NaNoWriMo. I don't need distractions like that.

In terms of NaNoWriMo, I am still contemplating what I shall write. I have some stray ideas, but nothing solid yet. I'd like to write something with Native Americans, maybe a historical fiction of some kind, but I'm still researching and trying to decide what I want to do.

What is everyone else doing for NaNoWriMo? Have you decided yet, or are you like me and still without a clue?

2 comments:

cindy December 3, 2009 at 11:02 AM  

congrats on finishing your book! so did you end up doing another for NaNo?

ALR December 3, 2009 at 10:41 PM  

Yes, I won Nano again this year--but just barely. In a sick, ironic twist of fate, despite my best efforts otherwise, Anemone's Song still haunted me during NaNoWriMo. Perhaps that's why I had such a hard time writing my Nano novel this year. I kept wanting to work on Anemone's Song, typing and editing it, instead.

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