Friday, November 25, 2011

NaNoWriMo 2011: After Writer’s Block, Panic Time!

Those “wrimos” who know me know about Panic Time: right after Thanksgiving, if I’m behind in the word count, I panic — I go into Panic Mode — and write in a frenzy in a desperate attempt to catch up and pull off a come-from-behind victory. This is one of those times.

Lately, I’ve been suffering bouts of writer’s block. Sure, I’ve been able to edit, but writing turned out to be something my muse didn’t really want to do. Besides, she can’t multitask: I was trying to serialize Spanner Book 2 while writing Book 3 for NaNoWriMo. Thus, I fell behind in my NaNo word count. The only way I can pull off my sixth consecutive NaNo victory is to put Book 2 on the back burner till NaNoFiMo in December, and shift into Panic Mode to put my full effort into getting that win.

Thus, I’ll have to delay the end of Chapter 24 till November 30. But since my FiMo project is Book 2, I’ll resume the Spanner serialization on a daily schedule. That’ll be my excuse to win my first FiMo, anyway, and my first JanNoWriMo in three years as well.

Anyway, here goes…

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