I was inspired by the ladies in the Top of The South Romance Writers to give NaNoWriMo a go (thanks Donna, Lorna, Jean and LaVerne).
What a ride! Between fulltime work, family, and animals, November was a blur.
My first decision was – which novel to write? I have several in the pipeline, but I choose, Pyramidion, the third, and final book in my Windflowers Trilogy. I’ve had this novel plotted out on cards for years, and it runs through my head like a movie.
Time management was the biggest hurdle. My strategy was to write every day and superglue my bottom to my desk chair on weekends. After the first week I added in early mornings. I … am … not … a … morning … person. Need coffee, strong and real, to kick-start my day.
By the third day, my family complained of neglect. I ignored their pleas – for 1 month they would have to cope. If I didn’t take my commitment seriously, no one would. I had to walk, my talk.
-More pre-planning and sorting of timelines required.
- Start with a higher daily word count.
-Never give up!
#NaNoWriMo 2015? The only question is which novel idea to pick next. My writing desk is cluttered with notebooks full of story ideas.