I didn’t remember that it was Camp Nanowrimo month this month until the 2nd of July and made no preparations for it; I intend to start my words in progress again from today.
I haven’t written anything towards a novel since February, due to getting Covid and my son being in and out of hospital and school, because he is sick. We don’t know what’s wrong with him yet, but we’re waiting on tests, so it could be an ongoing thing, we don’t know.
But from today I am going to be writing towards a project I need to be finished by October 2022, that’s my deadline, after it is written it is going to be sent to an agent, because I feel ready now – whether or not an agent wants it or not, is another matter!
I won’t be sending my other finished works out yet, because I need them to stew a bit more as I am unsure of them.
The project is Anthropomorphic Dystopian 1. You can read more about what I am doing with this project here… https://tardycreative.com/2022/06/25/anthropomorphic-dystopian-1/
A couple of my finished projects are favorited by my beta readers, but to me, I am unhappy with their overall plot because I am undecided on the ending. I am happy with everything but the end result.
With the above project, I am very happy about the beginning, middle and end, so this is why I am very happy to send it once finished and redrafted and edited.
I have always been a planner, not a pantser, but this particular project has been planned within an inch of its life that purely in its planning stage it is almost a finished product in itself – though in my mind, it is too rough around the edges to send out as is. In Paul’s mind, the story is finished, but in my mind that is not even the first draft, it’s just a bunch of planning notes!
Whether or not this book is really a novella however isn’t determined yet, can’t really tell through notes alone!
But it is an exciting project, a lot of fun, it is intended for a family audience and I love it!
I should be able to work on it for an hour or two a day and for me that’s around 3k words lately.
I have given myself seventy three days from today to finish it, let it stew for a week or two, re-read and potentially edit again before sending it out by my deadline a week after my birthday – around October the 10th it may be late in the year, but I will try my luck.