Nanowrimo euphoria… sort of.
I am still Nanowrimo‘ing – we are three days away from November 30th and the 50,000 word goal. I’m at 44,913 words, so I am quietly confident that I can get the remaining 5,000-odd words down.
Of course, that’s not to say that what I’ve written is useable, editable or even comprehensible. I’ve shifted around with no transitions, I’ve introduced characters only to have them fade into the mist, I’ve changed point of view with no consistency.
But that’s probably how everyone’s written their Nanovels. It’s been exhausting and exhiliarating. Twice I’ve had to pull off over 4,000 words in one day.
The kids have become Nano Orphans for the month, but we will reacquaint in December.
The trouble with Nanowrimo is that you think you can keep this up, forever. That’s not terribly realistic and it’s pretty self-absorbed. But I may continue to ‘blast out’ my full draft and only then go back and reread (I’ve not reread a single word so far) because I fear that once I reread my Inner Editor will nix the entire effort and I’ll be left with – ten words. Maybe.