November was an amazing month. For 30 days I was absorbed into my world of writing. Pouring out the heart of teenage Dani and reliving her darkest and brightest moments. There were days I struggled to catch up and days I barely kept up but I eventually found a groove. I am so proud to say that I am an Official Nano 2009 WINNER!! I made just over the 50,000 word count and though I didn't actually complete the story I made the goal.
Then December 1st hit. And my cocoon of writing unwound. Since the end of Nano I've barely managed to pull out 3,000 words. I'm still loving the story. It's there in my mind, on the single scrap of loose leaf paper outlining the last few chapters. But the drive is gone. There's so much else to do. Facebook statuses to update, Perez HIlton to check and the local station has started showing Star Trek: The Next Generation. I can't even claim to be a Trekkie, but it's there and I kept trying to figure out why Wesley Crusher was on board and actually given a job!
So, in light of my dismal efforts over the past two weeks I am setting a new goal. A goal that I'm putting here so that I have that accountability. I will be done with my first draft of Songbird by 11:59pm, December 31.
Wish me luck!
On my iPod:
Angels on the Moon by Thriving Ivory