National Novel Writer’s Month…November. I’ll have papers coming due twice during the month, grabbing my attention and focus twice. Interrupting writing productivity and thought processes.
This year, at least.
I think I’ve come up with a strategy that will allow me to get at least something done, if not a whole novel written in a month. I have, at current count, about four projects unfinished: The Schrodinger Paradox, Detritus, Lost (a vampire story), and Normalcy Bias (collection of short fiction). Instead of trying to get a whole new novel plotted out and written, I’m going to finish as many as I can over the course of the month, between 5 day long grading binges.
I AM aiming at around 50-60 K words done, minimum. I don’t have a whole lot to go on the first two projects, or on the last one. It’s Lost that is going to take a lot of focus and uninterrupted writing time.
So far, I’ve got a lot planned. I am aiming at a lot done. I will be aiming at a lot more–say, every other month something new finished and coming out–in 2018, for as long as I can keep that up.
I think it’s going to be fun to see what I can actually accomplish.
And no, I won’t be constantly whinging about writing this month. And I won’t give updates unless/until I actually finish a draft of something.
I may go into something I’ve learned about the writing process itself, but that will be as far as writing about writing goes.