That bit about best laid plans seems apt nowadays. I started off NaNoWriMo quite strong, with three straight days of writing, averaging 2,500 words a day. Yeah…then I got an e-mail from my agent.
So, no offense to my fellow NaNos, but the awesomeness that is Sara Megibow takes precedence. I spent Friday and this weekend reviewing my project under submission. Ideas were hatched. Things were done. More things are ongoing. And another ball — or chainsaw, perhaps — was added to the items already in the air.
This is not a bad thing, of course. As much as I’ve enjoyed my NaNo project thus far, Spacebuckler is my first passion when it comes to writing. And going back to it, even for a short time as this, is like revisiting an old, cherished friend. Good stuff.
That’s not to say I won’t get back to NaNo. I threw a few paragraphs in this afternoon, just to say I did, and I’ll probably go back to pounding out 2,000-word days by the end of the week. If anything, perhaps I’ve made the NaNoWriMo challenge just a bit more challenging. The project will get done, and I’ll do my best to hit 50k by the end of the month.
Meantime, I’ll still be blogging here. My wife, whose excellent blog can be found here, gave me a great idea for a post on revisions post-NaNo, and tomorrow, I’ll be able to post a link to my very first guest post on someone else’s blog. Of course, I’m still running my contest until the end of the month, so if you’re not following me on Twitter, what’s keeping you? You could win a critique of your writing or a sneak peek at mine. Click here for the details.
Finally, if you look down at the bottom of the right hand column on this very page, you’ll see a new feature for this blog: the contents of my beer fridge. Yep, I have a dedicated college-dorm-sized fridge just for beer, and I’m geeky enough to share what’s in it. I imagine a few of those bottles might disappear before November is out, however.