As I had previously mentioned, I did not sign up for Nano this month. I didn’t figure I would have the time to devote to it, and well, all the other etc. etc. etc. And yet, here I am at day 12 of the month and not only have I stayed right on target with the 50,000 words (I’m at 19,300 as of this morning) I am really enjoying the write.
I wonder now, if I had signed up for Nano and committed to the contest and the words, would I be anywhere near the amount of words that I am now? I would say…Nope. Not hardly. Why? Well, to be blunt, I don’t work well under pressure. Oh, time frames are fine. I am great with that, just not the constant pressure to perform. It squelches all my creativity as well as my desire. Plus, I have to admit, that when I am forcing myself to do something, it kinda ends up on the stinky side.
I know Nano is supposed to be fun and it’s all part of the drive to have a first draft of a novel completed in one month’s time, but that’s a lot of pressure for someone like me. I never REALLY know when I am going to have quality time to just sit down, focus, and write. Too much stress for me, at least for this year. Maybe next year I will give it a whirl.
Am I the only one like this? I hope not.
As to my WIP (that’s “Work In Progress” for all you lay people) My book, Shadow Warrior (the sequel to Shadow Dancer) is going very nicely. Sunny is having a grand time in Acadia. Yes, of course I jest. If it were all sunshine and roses for her, why would you want to read about it? I hope that I can continue throughout this month to have Sunny’s story flow as easily. I would love to have the first draft completed by months end. I guess, Nano or no Nano, we will see.
Have a great weekend everyone. See ya Monday