So here we are on Day 7 of NaNoWriMo 2011 and I have just chucked about 8,000 words into the depths of my archive folder, sitting them comfortably next to that essay on the sociopolitical interpretations of covert bacon sales at the PETA office snack bar.
Yep. Starting again am I.
I know, I know, this greatly reduces my chance of reaching 50k words by midnight on November 30th, but, as Harry Callahan said, “A man’s got to know his limitations.”
The Witch’s Purse is a viable story, it has just chosen not to be written at this point in time. When the time is right, the story will let me know, and I will hop back on the ol’ Underwood and start clacking away.
So what now?
Operation Red Fury is a story of young Navy seaman Elena Martinez, about to leave the service due to “failure to adapt to military culture,” who is transferred to a secret counter intel unit where she has to defeat personal demons before she and her team can successfully infiltrate Iran and prevent a nuclear attack on the United States.
I cranked out 800 words at lunch today, and that was after the sun-dried tomato wrap of ham and cheddar cheese, enhanced with lettuce, tomato and basil mayonnaise. The soda may have helped. I don’t know.
Hopefully you are well into your own novels at this point. Best of luck to you and please remember, if your story just isn’t working, don’t be afraid to put it down for a while.
It’s not starting over, it’s starting again!