But I’m ahead of it this time! For once.
I’ve poked at doing NaNoWriMo a few times now, and “failed” each time except the first time. June of 2012 I managed more than the required 50,000 words and have a lovely first draft of a novel that now needs 75% rewritten. Then in July of this year I tried again, but was madly overwhelmed by everything else going on in my life, so I only managed about 15,000 words. While that may seem sad, it did propel me to the end of my novel within the month after. There was a big happy dance after that.
Then I realized I skipped a big portion in the middle. So now I’m writing that for draft two.
So what to do for NaNo this November? More story to improve that draft two! I think for NaNo I will write the story going on behind the story. The part we get to see in glimpses but never get to know. It’s mega important and will influence the story in major ways, so I need to know what’s going on there. AND I’ll get to play with my most favorite character ever. *evil grin* I’ve been missing him.
Now to plan things out so I can whip it out all this November. It will be awesome.