December. Wow. Where’d the year go?
It’s the first Wednesday of the month, making it Insecure Writer’s Support Group day.
I didn’t participate in NaNoWriMo this year because I knew I wouldn’t achieve 50K in 30 days, and I didn’t want to derail my current progress by trying. I did get 5K, which was a boost over the typical 3K, so that’s cheer worthy.
I’ve still got 7 chapters marked as needing to be looked at for this whole POV subplot change. I’ve edited 13 since April, so it’s looking like sometime next year I might get this darn thing done…for the third time.
Yes, I’ve reached “The End” twice already. The first time I had a pacing problem. The second time led to the subplot debacle, and I pulled it back from beta readers before some even started reading.
I’ve got confidence in this version so far (version 6 for anyone counting), and I’m pretty sure it’ll be the one.
It’d better be.
I’ve got 4 other books in this series to write, and I want to finish it within my lifetime.
IWSG Question of the Month – It’s holiday time! Are the holidays a time to catch up or fall behind on writer goals?
As a mother who can’t write once her kids are awake and present, I’m inclined to say “fall behind”. However, my son is now old enough to respect when I say, “Give me until 7:30 AM to write” that he’ll hang out in his room and entertain himself while I get some words down on the weekends. My daughter is old enough that I have to drag her out of bed at 9 on her days off just so she doesn’t mess up her school-time sleeping schedule too much. So I have the mornings pre-breakfast to get stuff done, therefore I don’t expect too much falling behind this year. My husband, if he sees me writing, will take off for another room because he knows I can’t focus if there’s someone around me, which is sweet. Who ever thought one’s spouse running away from them was a nice gesture? 🙂
How did your year go? Is this a busy time of year for you? Do you find it difficult to write with family around?