Where did Tuesday go? Oh yeah, I started rearranging the back room/library/Daughter's office yesterday. And of course, the carpet needed spot washing...
Anyway, what I really wanted to talk about this morning was a decision I made last night. Despite telling damn near everyone I was going to do NaNo this year, I'm not. I mean, I really want to. I had planned on using this year's NaNo to crank out that MG fantasy I've been thinking about.
But see, here's the thing. As much as I want to do NaNo, it's not going to really further my career goals this year. I need to keep my focus on trying to get this WIP ready for submission. And at 52K rewritten, it's not the best time in the world to shatter that focus and work on something else.
If, by some chance, I get this revision done early enough in November to actually make a dent in 50K by 12/1, I'll jump back in. Until that happens, I'll have to watch from the sidelines.
I'm a little bummed. I think this year's NaNo was going to be really fun. But we can't always chase the fun when there's work to be done. Ya know what I mean? And hey, Djinnocide is still fun. It's not new and shiny, but I still love it. I'll love it even more when it's polished and ready to send out into the world. (Even more if it gets me an agent and/or a contract.)
So, if you're doing NaNo for real this year, let me know. I'll live vicariously through you and be standing on the sidelines waving my pom poms for you. I wish you all the most success.