Two Weeks Until NaNoWriMo


Time to panic?

Yes. Well, maybe.

A lot can happen in two weeks. A plot can appear from the ether in that amount of time. An idea can be scrapped for something newer and shinier in less than two weeks.

I’m just wondering if I can wrap up my WIP in less than two weeks.

I honestly thought I would be done by now. A weird combination of writer’s block and fear of success slowed my progress. I want to say I’m past that now, but I think it is safer to say I’m learning to manage those issues.

Usually deadlines are good for motivating me, but this time I’m doubting whether or not it is doing me any good to pile on the pressure. Those sort of doubts usually mean the deadline is working its magic. My mind is sneaky like that. If doubts start popping up my first instinct now is to suspect that I’m trying to get out of doing something difficult. I usually don’t set impossible goals for myself.

I’m going to keep going, of course. Even if I can’t do it for whatever reason I’ll be so much closer to the end if I’m racing towards it until November 1.

My only real regret is all the time I could be spending with my next project that is being eaten up writing the end of The Dreams. I still love The Dreams, but I want to spend some time with Inbetween without making my mind jump between two different worlds every day.

Speaking of Inbetween, I’ve officially committed to posting it day by day on Patreon. It’s going to be a perk available only to my patrons so be sure to sign up before November 1 if you want to watch my next serial novel grow from day 1.

How is your NaNoWriMo prep going? Do you have an idea for a story? An entire outline ready to go? Are you still struggling to come up with a name for your main character? Let me know in the comments!

4 thoughts on “Two Weeks Until NaNoWriMo

  1. I don’t envy you having to switch between two projects – that can really stretch a brain! (About patreon, how are you finding it? Never used it, but I’ve always wondered how it works out for the creators that do. The accountability to your patrons seems like great motivation).

    As for NaNo prep, I’m writing short stories set in the same world, so my top priority’s on making a story bible. This world’s been percolating for so long, it’s weirdly intimidating to write out the ‘facts’!

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    • In some ways switching between projects is extremely difficult, but it’s also kind of nice to be able to take a break from a project and still work on something.

      Patreon is great if you’re posting ongoing projects online. I’ve been using it for a bit over a year now and it is slowly growing. I’m a big fan of the pay what you want model for online content.

      Story bibles are great! I have a journal I keep notes and stray thoughts about my projects in and I’m starting to think I need to be a bit more organized.

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