Status: Just started
My Twist on NaNo This November
I’d hoped to write the first draft of a new book this year during NaNo. However it turns out that I have another priority. I need to do a final polish of my last manuscript.
The siren call of procrastination tempted me to do NaNo anyway. I love the energy of NaNo, the intense focus and the feelings of accomplishment. I have three stories planned and ready to go. Plus writing a new story is fun and exciting.
But a writer must be self-disciplined enough to follow through. She must be willing to work when it’s hard, to do the not-as-much-fun steps necessary to make a book the best that it can be, and to do them as many times as necessary with a particular story. She must control the urge to procrastinate.
Then inspiration struck: I could do my own version of NaNo to serve my own goal!
I call my project NaNoRevMo. I’m channeling my NaNo energy into polishing pages with laser-like focus. My sister, Diana McCollum, and I partnered to write in parallel as often as we can. We report our progress to each other. And I’m on track to reach my goal.
NaNoWriMo, I salute you! Once again, you’ve inspired me.