The school year is gearing up, which means my time is a bit more limited for now. You know, lesson planning, reading novels and thinking of discussion topics, working on online content…. All fun, but definitely time-consuming.
But amongst reading O. Henry, Scott O’dell, and Shakespeare, I’ve also begun pondering this year’s NaNoWriMo. With the first novel in the final editing stage before I allow other eyes to scrutinize it and the second still very rough but starting to come together, I am considering trying my hand at the third part of the saga.
Perhaps it’s crazy to pants (write in the style of a pantser, that is… is there a proper verb for that yet?) through a first draft of one story while the ones chronologically before it are unfinished, but considering that each story is an isolated event–affected by those before it, but not utterly reliant–I’m willing to take the risk. With how long it takes me to be satisfied with a novel, I should start now if I want to finish it within five or six years.
What has inspired this? My boss, actually. As I’ve mentioned before, she knows I’m a writer. And this NaNoWriMo, she’s considering trying her hand at novel writing. It seems only fair to start completely from scratch with her since she’s willing to take the risk.
Are you already starting to consider NaNoWriMo too?