This past week has been really rough on me. I lost a few days due to some personal stuff that made it virtually impossible to work on anything. Everything is fine. I just wasn’t in the mental place for writing and taking the time off actually worked to my advantage.
I was also horribly stuck on Alpha Female. It always happens near the end: I’ll lock up completely and not be able to move forward to save my life. I’ve heard that some writers subconsciously don’t want to finish their projects and by getting stuck, they’re able to delay the inevitable. It happened with Flamebound, too, although I’m not sure if it happened for Pirouette. But it’s starting to flow better now, so I might actually be over the hump and into the home stretch.
I don’t doubt that I’ll need to do another edit pass, though. Some of it is new words and right now, the goal is to finish it first.
I also worked on more Pirouette notecards. That’s also coming along.
And of course, my chapbook is launching with Turtleduck Press on December 1st. You can find out more at our website, http://www.turtleduckpress.com . I’m looking forward to that.
Bits of poetry are still rattling around in my head, but nothing’s jumped out at me. I may need to just freewrite sometime soon and see what happens. For some reason, I can’t seem to make the pieces gel into something cohesive. I imagine it’s because I haven’t written much poetry lately. Must change that.
All in all, I made pretty good progress if a bit slow. Hopefully, things will pick up in the final 3 days.
2 thoughts on “NaNoRevMo – days 21-27”
I generally have a stall before the end of a novel. Mine usually happens in the first draft, though. Sometimes I just don’t get anywhere for a while. Other times I have to leave it unfinished, and I can’t get it finished until I go through on a major edit, and only then can I write the ending.
We all have our own process. As I see it, as long as you don’t have ten unfinished novels in your past and not a single finished one, you’re doing all right.
Thanks, KD, for the encouragement. 😀