I am not officially doing NaNoWriMo. I didn't sign up. In part this is because I'm working on a novel I've already started back in 2004 or 5 when I officially did NaNo. On top of that, I started a revision earlier this year. So, no, I'm not actually following the rules for NaNo 2017. Also, I have no hope of finishing this puppy this month. I'm not even going to sit down with the calendar and work out how few full writing days I've got in November.
|The stash I found yesterday|
Nonetheless, finishing a book in a month is not my goal this year. It's not how I expect to use my time.
So How Are You Going To Use Your Time, Gail?
Well, I'm going to shoot for:
- Two-thirds of a book.
- A plan for the last third of the book.
- A month of focus training.
Focus Training Or All NaNo, All The Time
My plan is to spend all my writing time writing the NaNo project. Learn to focus by focusing. I have one NESCBWI event to prepare for, but otherwise I'm not using any writing time for:
- Blogging, except for National Novel Writing updates and news and the December CCLC. I'm hoping to use some of that blogging time for "the project." Whatever little bit I can do then will be a way of training myself to work more frequently, say...every day?
- Prepping material for writers' group. In fact, I just this minute decided not to go!
|Prepping today--still not at my desk|