My Writing Life #2: And I Realize It’s Been Forever

Hello, everyone! I just realized it has been forever since I posted. Anyway, I have about 10 drafts sitting in my inbox?

To recap my goals:

September’s:

Micro Edit my Synopsis 

I did this! Yay!

Read and Make Notes on my Novel 

Ha ha, ha, ha…..

Yeah, I got to mixed up in my other writing projects for this.

Get to Draft Three on my Novel 

Not this one either…

Blog Once a Week 

According to my blog calendar, yes!

October’s:

Finish Crossing Galaxies

I started rewriting this, but I don’t think it’s going to be very long. I might edit in more plot lines later if I consider trying to get it published.

Decide on my NaNo Novel

Conflicted is what I was planning to write for this NaNo, but right now I’m not very excited for this idea. It might be because I’m writing another novel, but I’m considering going back to a novel I left unfinished last year.

Finish with Plot

For whatever novel I decide.

I’ve gotten nowhere. (Well, I did hit 27k for Crossing Galaxies, which is 7,000 more words than the original).

As for my plot dilemma: I have two plot bunnies and I don’t know which one to use for NaNoWriMo!

The first one is what I used for Camp NaNo and I actually got pretty far, but then life happened. It’s kind of a weird plot. Basically, it follows two prodigies from an all girls superhero school who are assigned their first world-saving mission. The problem? They’re both enemies.

I like this one more, to be honest, but I don’t think it has as much of a chance for being published as the second one.

My second plot follows a girl whose parents are spies. All she wants is to become a spy herself, so when she gets denied, she decides to join “the dark side”. This one I don’t have as many ideas for, so it bores me a little bit.

I don’t know.  Hopefully I’ll be able to decide within the next two weeks.

About editing while I write, I had some thoughts.

What I liked: When I finished putting down my ideas and I had this one paragraph full of UPPERcASEAS and TYPos that kept screaming at me I could fix it. When I needed to change a detail I’d already written to fit with the plot, I could do it instead of forgetting ten months later when I’m finished editing and it sits there. I could also add in other plot lines.

What I didn’t like: Having to be constant. No, I didn’t change most of the content like I would in my third draft. All I really did was tweak the things that bugged me so I could just get on with my writing.

So what I think I’m going to do is do what I liked. Yes, they say to just get it out there so you can edit later, but I want to create a draft I’m excited to get back to, not dreading re-writing ten pages of typos.

That’s my writing life right now.  What about you guys? What are your NaNoWriMo planning struggles?

5 comments / Add your comment below

  1. Ah, writer struggles. XD I mostly edit while I write, but I edit afterward too. Ooh, those plots both sound neat! My advice is to go with the one you like best: even the best plot written half-heartedly probably won’t be as good as a simpler plot you really put your heart into. 😉 At least that’s what I think!

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