From me to you.
It’s a long weekend coming up, and I’ve been trying to decide what to do with it. There are several options, of course: go somewhere, do a house project, work on a novel. I looked at my list of house “to do” things this morning, and most of them were big old nopes.
I am a master procrastinator. Then again, aren’t all Millenials? Aren’t all writers?
Sometimes I think I have things under control, only to have the rug pulled out from under me by something totally unexpected. I always thought, as a kid, that there was a schedule to follow. You know: college, married by 25, kids, same career for 35 years until I retired. That was before I realized I didn’t like kids, had no desire to get married, and had no idea what career I would want to do for 35 years. Now, I’m almost 30, and definitely “off schedule.”
It should come as no surprise that I’m behind again. Hey, that is what I’m best at.
This always comes back around, doesn’t it? Somehow, we made it to the end of 2016 (though I’m not sure if we’ll make it to the end of ’17 the way things are going). Still, I made goals. I don’t remember what any of them were, which probably means I didn’t accomplish many but oh well. Time to make new ones.
Now that NaNo is officially over, it’s time to start thinking about the edit, or in my case, rewrite because nothing I wrote is worth saving this time around. So you wrote a terrible first draft! It happens to everyone. In my case, I had no idea where I was going or who my characters were. I thought perhaps they would reveal themselves to me as we got going, but though they did show some characteristics in the end, I largely still don’t know who they are. So how do we fix that?