Well, here we are again. Another month of the year. It sure has been interesting.
At the beginning of this month I decided that I will be participating in Camp NaNoWriMo this April. It will be with a goal of about 20-25K but I’ll just be working on Kevin. I don’t want to stress myself out over this book so I’m just taking it easy.
Ideally, I would like to get about 20K written this month prior to Camp NaNoWriMo. I’m trying to just think about it in 10K chunks. 10K just sounds more manageable and doable for me right now with working full time, blogging, reading, and going to school.
I did have a debate earlier this month about whether or not I wanted to write Kevin or something else. The other book, while I am very excited to write it, just isn’t developed enough for me to write more. Meanwhile, Kevin is significantly more developed and a less complicated story. Which is good because Kevin was sitting on my note book screaming at me.
So I decided to stick with it.
I wrote this first 1K in less about 30 minutes.
Honestly, I feel like that is a sign that this is the story I should be writing right now.
As much I actually do enjoy the drafting process though, I have found that I am very impatient. It’s hard for me to draft because I just want this part to be done too so I can get on to the making it better part. I’m trying really hard to just enjoy this part though and recapture this love of drafting. After spending so much time editing though, it’s rather difficult. Not in the way of shifting into drafting mode, it’s just the impatience I feel.
So while starting Kevin has been freeing in a lot of ways. It’s frustrating in others. I’m excited to keep writing it though and it’s not to be able to share snippets of it with my husband and hear him laugh at the parts that are supposed to be funny. At least that means it’s not completely terrible, right?