Monday, November 30, 2009

Now what?

In a few hours it will be Dec. 1st, NaNoWriMo will officially be over. I met my goal with a few days to spare. I haven't gone back to look at my 50,000 words. I am letting them cool for a while. Amazingly, I really like my story and like what I wrote. I am not sure if it is "good" but I know it isn't "bad". I am alright with that.

But now I am stuck...
I don't know what to do next. I have a contest I really want to enter. Mostly, because it is judged by editors who offer feedback on a score sheet. I have no intentions of winning, but I would LOVE to hear the feedback.

The problem is I don't have anything near ready for submission. The deadline is Dec. 30th. I could probably throw something together in that time, but it would be just that, thrown together.

This is a super busy time of year at work. I am already WAY behind on grading. Dedicating more time to writing would just put me further behind... I won't even mention how high the laundry pile got in November or that I can't find my kitchen sink for all the mess.

But, I really want to enter this contest...

Decisions, decisions, decisions.....

Thursday, November 26, 2009

I WON!!!!!!!!!!!!

I won!!!! I won!!! I won!!! I won!!! I won!!!!

50,000 words in 30 days....
Well, 50,360 in 25 days if you want to be exact.
253 pages double spaced courier new 11 point font.

And some of it is actually good!!!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Over 10,000 words!!!!

It is Nov. 4th and I am 1/5 through NaNoWriMo!
I have to admit a good portion of that came from being home sick today. Is it bad to enjoy the "you can't return to work for 24 hours after being sent home with a fever" rule? I spent the whole day pretending that I a was an author. I didn't do dishes. I did only the necessary laundry. I didn't even turn on the TV. Though I will admit to watching an episode of Castle on, but you have to take some breaks, right?

The best part is I actually like what I am writing. It is beyond difficult to not go back and edit at this point. But I am saving that for December.

I kind of hoped that today would make me realize how lonely and boring life as a professional writer would be, but it didn't. I LOVED it!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Nov. 1st

Let the writing begin!!!!!!!

Any time now... just start writing...let's go... just open a word document and get started.... you can do it...

UGH! I'm stuck.

I have all the characters from my previous works in my head screaming, "no, no... me! me! Pay attention to me!"

No one new has shown at the party. I can't decide if I want mystery or romance. I know I just need to start. Just start ANYTHING!