Proof of my masochism

November tends not to be the best time of year for me to try and write a short novel in. So, when I discovered this I got excited. June is a far emptier month for me, with no exams, no college, no major holidays planned and a quiet social life, given that most of my friends are tied up with school/study/exams themselves. This is something I’d really like to see through to completion.

As for what my novel is going to be about? Anyone who’s lurked through my old TS2 stories might recognise the title. I’m planning a rewrite of this story – using the same idea, but with different themes and tweaked characters. I’m trying for a dramatic improvement in the writing quality. 😉 Also, I’m hoping planning on getting further than just the ‘prologue’ or first chapter this time around.

I don’t want to gush too hard about this, because let’s face it – I’ve planned to do this twice already and I didn’t get further than six hundred or so words… on the FIRST day. Also, my planning in general hasn’t been stellar. I have the bones of two days to work out how many chapters I’m doing, how many words to a chapter, the significance of various characters, what will actually happen in this novel etc. I’m working off about twenty five days as well, as I’m trying to work around existing plans that I’ve made; so, that’s a target of two thousand words a day. Yikes. I’ve managed that with essays when a deadline crept up on me – but doing it every day, for a month? …

Anyway, that’s just a little update. I felt I was neglecting this place a little – not as much as my Flickr account, but it definitely hasn’t seen much action of late. Hopefully that’ll just be a temporary thing!


2 responses to “Proof of my masochism

  1. This will be my first Camp NaNoWriMo and I’m sure looking forward to it. I’ve participated classic NaNo twice now and even managed to win one time.
    I like your idea about rewriting a former attempt with hopes of going longer and improving the writing. I know that the more I write the better and faster I seen to be able to write.

    Good luck

    • Thank you. 🙂 I’ve been enjoying my attempt so far, although my word count is not quite as high as I’d planned! My main problem is planning – I usually open Word with only the vaguest idea of what to write, which can lead to me getting stuck. Once I get going though, the words add up no problem.

      I commend you on completing the challenge! It’s definitely quite a feat. 🙂 I hope you’ll be successful this time around too. Best of luck!

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