December 1st, 2010

"I'm a nun - I'm a penguin!"

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Well, NaNoWriMo is over. In one way, I failed to meet my original goal, but I didn't fail epically, and I did make good progress. The original goal was to have a second draft at the end of the month. I don't have one, but I do have a fairly thorough markup of the first draft with a handful of flagged areas that need more work.

11/29: 10 pages

11/30: Last 10 pages!

I do realize that I could have spent a weekend holed up in my room, and I'd have a markup in two days instead of a month. But my weekends were busy in November. It happens. I could probably incorporate all the changes in a weekend too, but that's pretty unlikely... December will be busy too. So the new goal is to have a completed second draft by the end of the year, and then I can send it to my friends who kindly volunteered to rip it to shreds and dance on its inky corpse. Can I do it? Of course! Will I? That's another matter...

I also have a few plans for the second book. I don't have a solid plot yet, but it will involve the following things: a seeeeecret relationship, someone loses a father and gains a niece in the same year, a very awkward wedding (unrelated to the seeeecret relationship), and a new cat. A minor character from the first book will also have a much more significant role. But I'm not allowed to start writing it until I get the second draft sent to friends for critiquery.
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