Sarah Avery (dr_pretentious) wrote,
Sarah Avery


November blusters in. My pockets and house are full of the fallen leaves my child collects. My email inbox and livejournal friends list are full of other people's cheery National Novel Writing Month progress reports. Congratulations on your massive word counts to those of you who have them, and much encouragement to those of you who've fallen behind. Maybe next year I'll be in on that great, insane endeavor again.

NaNoWriMo was tremendous fun, and stress, and fun (and did I mention the stress?) the two years I tried it. I never did reach "The End," but I did rack up 100,000 words on the Stisele book. As October waned, it was hard to resist the pull of my recurrent November project. I came very close to committing the month to Stisele, but I had promises to keep, and miles to go, etc.

Instead, in keeping with one of my Wiccan denomination's customs, I took a vow at Samhain that I'll be following until Beltane. I've returned to a daily writing discipline. Over the past year, I'd fallen a long way from writing every day. Six months of a couple hundred words a day may not get me a higher word count than one month of just under 2000 words a day, but it is likelier to get the Rugosa Coven print volume finished, as in actually finished.
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