This is my fourth year doing NaNoWriMo. Unfortunately, this is also the fourth year of me trying to make some serious progress on book 2 of the niniers series. Oh, I’ve met my 50K goal every year. But the problem is that up until a few months ago, I haven’t had all the details worked out.
Looking at the title and description of my 2012 NaNo novel, I can tell it was before I did a complete rewrite of Thanmir War, in which a character underwent a dramatic change that affected the rest of the series. Pretty much all of that got scrapped.
In 2013, I wrote a huge chunk for a single POV. I’ve since reworked about 6K of that into story that I intend to keep. Actually, a lot of the events will stay the same, but the timing was off. There’s this earthquake that all the POVs experience. My brain says they have to happen on the same day, which meant I had to figure out how to get my character from one province to another by the time the quake hit. After much reworking, I ended up not using much of this NaNo novel in my current draft.
Things are looking hopeful for the 2014 version. I avoided the POV I wrote in 2013, and focused on two others. I’m still going to have to toss a large chunk because I’ve since reworked my plan. But at least I get to keep my pygmy mud wrestling.
Here I am at 2015, looking to put more words to Isto. Thankfully I’m not trying to be a career author, otherwise I’d be failing miserably. I will get this book done. I wonder if it’ll be this year.
If you want to track me down on NaNoWriMo’s site, my username is hippiechos.
Do you NaNo? What’s your username? Have you ever had trouble finishing a project?