Last night I wrote 500 words on my 2012 NaNo novel. I needed to do something, I thought, and it ended up being pretty enjoyable. Not easy, after over a month of no activity at all, but I got enough positive feedback on my reading on the Thank-God-It’s-Over party that I want to finish it up just to see how it goes. So here’s my new plan:
1. Finish the 2012 novel.
2. Finish the 2011 novel.
3. Edit the 2012 novel.
4. To be determined.
That’s my new plan. Going to set up a new goal to make sure I can tackle this. 4 months ago
It’s been over nine months since I last looked at my most recent NaNoWriMo effort, and as there are two months until NEXT NaNo, I figure I should try and finish this one up before the next one starts. (I can’t have THREE unfinished novellas sitting around on my hard drive.)
I just finished re-reading everything I wrote last November, and I found a few plot holes and red herrings that will help finish the book. I think there are 3 steps to finishing this:
1. Putting together all the pieces and trying to tie up a few loose ends.
2. Scheduling some writing times, and getting to it.
3. Figuring out who killed the guy and why.
In that order. The nice thing is that if I make sure that there are at least two possible murderers until the last 15 pages, I can throw one last monkey wrench into the plot to eliminate the last one and I have an actual mystery. Hooray! 8 months ago