Sunday, November 27, 2022

NaNoWriMo 2022, Day 26: 47,575 words

Yesterday was a bit of a short writing day as I only added about 400 words.  I'm still working on getting through Dracula, but I'm almost done now, and then should be able to make quick work of Carmilla.

I have two goals on my mind right now: Ensuring working on Ruby remains a daily habit, and also ensuring I get to a point where I can publish this next year.  When I think about it, it seems like it would be pretty easy to ensure I continue writing every day.  I can even visualize the progression of getting it to publication.  I need to finish this draft, let it sit a bit so it's not so fresh, and then revise the parts I'm rewriting now.  After that, I'd probably need to do a final revision/polishing of the entire thing (although in my opinion the first couple scenes have already been tightened and polished quite a bit, and may be ready the way they are).  I might consider hiring a freelance editor to do a final edit of the entire thing, and then I'd need to create a cover and do the final formatting.

Easy peasy, right?  Until I think about also trying to make time for all the other projects I'm working on.  If you know me, you know I have a lot I'm trying to juggle.  I've been working on a new scheduling method to see if that'll make it easier to ensure I make time for everything I want to do.

Hopefully I can pull it off.  The big test is whether I'll still be able to keep up the daily noveling habit after NaNoWriMo ends.  Theoretically I should have more time post-November, since I won't be spending time going to write-ins and doing ML things, so hopefully I can put some of that time toward other things and still set aside an hour or two every day to work on my novel.

Fingers crossed, anyway...

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