So, I had fallen behind on my NaNo, but I had two consecutive days off of work coming up. I had planned on catching up today and tomorrow, but of course the world hates me. I woke up, ready to open my documents and get to work and then my computer just would not boot. I normally back up my stuff once a month, but I’ve been slacking lately so I have probably lost quite a bit (music, pictures, story ideas, bookmarks… sigh). This also means I lost my NaNo. This isn’t a big deal since I had an earlier version of the document on my flashdrive and on my external hard drive, but I had to rewrite most of Chapter 2. In the end I didn’t mind. The new chapter 2 is much better than the original. It’s more interesting at least.
I actually don’t mind losing what I had of my NaNo. I’m more upset about my music and the art I had been working on in photoshop (I was just starting to get the hang of using a tablet). So, now I have resorted to using this tiny notebook for all my computer needs. I suppose it’s time to start saving up for a new desktop *cries because I love my computer even though it’s ancient*.
As for my NaNo progress… I have reached almost 12,000 words and hope to get to 15,000 before bed. Hopefully tomorrow I can catch up completely. Until then~ *runs off to get more coffee*.
So, I had a bad start and only wrote about 2,000 words within the first four days. The excitement I had for Separation Anxiety had dissipated by the time I got home from work on the first of November. I tried to write, but nothing was working. When my fingers would touch the keyboard I’d just sit there staring at my screen for a few moments and then my hand would reach for the mouse and I was wasting my time away on tumblr.
Six days into NaNo I have decided to change my idea back to my original one. The one I didn’t outline, the one idea I was excited for a few months before. I thought that it would be too much to take on in November, but now I’m thinking differently. I want to write it now, not later. So, instead of Separation Anxiety, I’ll be writing Goodbye Summer and possibly its prequel Love Summer (depending on how far I manage to get into the first story).
Now I’m dealing with a new cast of characters, each more exciting than the characters for Separation Anxiety and I’m writing YA, something I’ve never really done before. Most of my stories have young characters, but it’s never centered around the fact that they’re young and growing up and learning. So this is a first for me. It hasn’t been many years since I was a teenager, but I was such a well-behaved teen with well-behaved friends that it might be a difficult task to portray the characters of Goodbye Summer.
I’m hoping to reach 15,000 words before I go to bed tonight and I’m still debating on whether or not I want to post this NaNo on wattpad. While it might be nice to enter the NaNo thing they have going on, I’m not sure if it’s appropriate to post… I guess I can edit the chapters before posting and omit the more explicit scenes and phrases.
Hmm… Well, I’ll figure out something. I hope anyone else doing NaNo is having better luck than me!