Happy halfway point of NaNoWriMo for those of you doing it! How are you holding up? How are the areas of your life that you're neglecting to write holding up? :)
I told you last month that I'm not doing NaNo, and I'm not. I still stick with my decision to focus on revising my current project, but as I see the NaNo camaraderie and drama (i.e. "I didn't get my wordcount in because my dog died!") on Twitter and Facebook, I'm feeling a little left out. I want to post wordcounts, or participate in a 1K in an hour sprint, or go to a NaNo writer's retreat.
*Envision Jaime outside a store, her face pressed against the display window as she gazes longingly at the inside.*
Solution: I don't have to stay at the window! I'm going to start reporting my revision progress.
Revision is tricky, because I do a lot of it longhand (so counting words would be a beast). Plus, the train wreck I'm fixing requires tossing entire chunks (we're talking entire chapters sometimes) of my rough draft. So in a day I might have tossed 10 pages and written 4 pages, which would give me a negative total.
I still want to participate in the writing frenzy, though. Now I just have to figure out how.
Keep writing all you NaNoers!