What to say about it…?
Well, I learned that I should not go charging into a project without the research to back me up. Especially a historically-dense project like the one I tried to write this past month. Because I’d get ten words written and then have to pause and research something.
Write. Pause. Research.
Which, honestly, is not the best plan of attack when you’re trying to write as much—and as fast—as you can.
But, even more, this is the first time I haven’t won NaNoWriMo. Which…kind of hurts, I’m not gonna lie. Not hurts hurts, like when I broke my leg. But hurts, like a paper cut. Annoying. Kind of sucky. But hey, it happens.
Therefore, instead of moping about it (okay, maybe some mild moping while curled up with a good book), I’m going to learn from it.
So, what’s the plan going forward?
- Putting current WIP on pause. Need to do more research before I attempt to write any more.
- Returning to a past WIP I put aside (unfinished) and…well…finishing it.
- Another round of editing on a past project.
- Outline a bunch of ideas.
Yes, it’s a hefty to do list, but it’s the summer. What else would I do in my free time, hang out with friends?