Sarah Avery (dr_pretentious) wrote,
Sarah Avery
dr_pretentious

NoNaNo? PseudoWriMo?

I won't be assaying National Novel Writing Month (also known as NaNoWriMo) this year. Not properly, anyway. It's not just that keeping up with a toddler would make producing 50,000 words in 30 days an even crazier goal than it already is. It's that I owe my editor a polished 25,000 word novella that's not even in complete first draft yet, and the mad mass pact that is NaNoWriMo calls on all its cultists to start a Brand New Project on November 1st.

But NaNoWriMo has been very, very good to me in past years, and I'll pine for it if I don't have any involvement at all. Maybe if the local NaNo cultists do any write-ins, I'll show up and write along in solidarity.

Okay, how about this? I commit to the goal of having a complete rough draft of the Ria story by the end of November. I'll break out all the old NaNoWriMo tools and tricks, and post progress bars, the works.

Meanwhile, thanks to oaktavia for the pages from the 2004 astrological calendar. Now I know exactly how many days the plot will take to run from start to finish, and I have some dates to hang the incidents on.
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