Okay so I haven’t even posted since I mentioned submitting my story, which boggles my mind. And also this week is November! Well it’s been so long that the results came out today and I got another Honorable Mention! (http://www.writersweekly.com/contest/fall13winners.html) I told myself that I had to do at least as good as last time, and I did so that’s good. I just know that I could have tried a little harder. But, just like when I was in school, I have a way of talking myself out of editing because I am convinced it’s going to be filtered too fine and lose what makes it me. That’s rubbish. Revise, revise, revise. So next writing contest I am going to take my time instead of writing it and tossing it out there like a hot potato. In other news, I will not be blogging again most likely until December. As you know November is NaNoWriMo and I take it very seriously (for a MS nobody will ever read). Although, I did just read a "pep talk" by one of my favorite authors Rainbow Rowell and she said her novel Fangirl (that I literally just finished this week) was her 2011 NaNoWriMo novel. She talked about never leaving the bubble of your writing – I get that. So that gives me hope. Gathered, she had two novels published at that point, but details.
Here's the thing. After November I will have written almost 5 complete MS. That is awesome but also totally ridiculous. I want to tell myself no more writing until I start revising but writing is the thing that keeps me alive so that is just not an option. But I do need to reevaluate my priorities. I need to start editing. To be honest, I'm thinking of Mara again. She is my first love and I can’t ever seem to get her out of my brain. Sure, it was my first MS and it is pretty painful to read, but that story is so much what I like to write. My other MS feel like experimentation in genres, but Mara feels like me as an author.
Anyway, I will try and at least do an update at some point this next month. But until December first I live on the chant, 2K a day!!
Current Song: "Normal Person" by Arcade Fire