Wednesday, October 26, 2011

NaNo No

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. 


  1. I'll be cheering on all the other Nanoers, but I'll be doing NaNoRevMo (revising!) instead.

  2. So glad you're investing in Djinnocide, B.E. - and all that meticulous work will pay off!

    I've signed up, but haven't decided yet if I'll actually go through with it. A speck of an idea is forming, so I might just abandon all and go for it. The speck? You mentioned over on my blog about doing something totally off the genre train I usually ride on - seems your nudge stuck with me :)

  3. You can join me and Lydia for NaNoRevMo if you want!! Good luck in whatever you choose!