Okay, I know that NaNo is still going on. A lot of people are still working hard, and I can’t wait to see what comes out of it all.
For me, it was a great way to reinvigorate my creative self. Part of writing is a business and a lot of the last year has been about that for me. Worrying about a lot of different elements that I didn’t have to worry about before selling The Deathday Letter. So it was nice to write a book that was just for me. Sure, I think it’s something special, so I hope to polish it up and see what might come of it, but as I was writing it, those worries were not in my head. I didn’t think about anything but really being imaginative and writing the best story I could.
So all in all, I feel good. I was able to club my doubts to death. Finishing a book makes you feel like you can do anything.
Would I choose to do this again? I don’t know. While I learned a lot of great ways to increase my productivity (the best being never to stop writing at the end of a chapter), I’m going to end up spending three times as long revising due to the fact that when I ran into a problem, I just powered through the scene anyway instead of taking the time to figure it out.
Oh, who am I kidding? It was great fun. I’d totally do it again. In fact, I’m already thinking about what I’m going to write for next year.
Back to my irregular posting schedule!