When NaNoWriMo is a Flop… But Also Not Really…

Yeah… so… NaNoWriMo 2017 did not go AT ALL as planned. Oops. But most of what happened was beyond my control. And when I actually had the time to write, I did. And, whoohoo!, I managed to finish about 10K words, which is more than I had thought I would, actually.

So, between being ill, family emergencies, crocheting baby shower gifts, a guy almost drowning in the ocean, and even a lost 3-year-old that one day just pitched up at our complex (yes, really), I’m surprised that I made it through the month.

That said, you may ask why my NaNo that was a flop, wasn’t actually a flop? Well, turns out the time spent not writing gave my subconscious time to mull about the story. And figure out a much better storyline than I initially had in mind.

Which means that I took some days in November just for planning instead of writing, as pantsing the “new” story was getting me absolutely nowhere.

I’m hoping that December will be a better writing month, but, at least for the moment, it’s all a bit wait and see…

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By Carin Marais

Bibliophile, writer of speculative fiction, non-fiction, and maybe-fiction, language practitioner, doer of stuff.

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