So, in case you've been checking in and wondering why I stopped updating my Nanowrimo word counts, it's because I stopped counting the words. And writing the words. Yep, I bombed out on Nano 2017.
There were a lot of obstacles, as there always are, but the main reason I decided to stop Nano was that it wasn't working for me and this particular story. I was trying to force something before it was fully developed and the further along I got, the more I realized that there are still some details of my setting/world-building that I need to get ironed out in my own head before I can successfully complete this novel.
I realize that any project involves plenty of rewriting/editing, but I'd like to have something a little less skeletal than what I was coming up with. Truth is, I was dreading sitting down to the computer every day and that's something new for me. I decided to take the pressure off, deal with some life stuff, and take Dragonguard back for more development. I have been working on it since giving up on Nano and I intend to continue.
Now, am I going to beat myself up over quitting Nano? Well, I did a bit of that right at first but frankly, it's not worth it. I let it go. And I am thrilled for all the friends I know who did win this year! I described Nano as a journey and as it happened, conditions weren't right for me to make the trip this year. Still, my goal of having a second work completed in 2018 is intact.
Stay tuned for some news regarding The Scarring Underneath!
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