Saturday, November 17, 2012

Butt Officially Kicked and Happiness Ensues

I finally fell. Nano kicked my butt again (I've only completed it once) but this has been a wonderful experience and even though I'll never make the 50,000 word count, I'm still a part of nano and loving the experience.

I started a story called Three Pines a couple years ago and at the time it was a basic romance with a little magic realism tucked in. It quickly became unmanageable with too many storylines and way too much angst for me to handle.

I decided to rewrite it this nano. Pare it back, focus on one couple only.

Didn't work.

My story still has too many people with their own angst and too much shiz going on and it's making my head hurt. Plus I fell behind on my wordage with nano and I'm way too far behind to get caught up.

But... the story has bones. Good bones. What's written needs to be rewritten and I think I need to change the heroine's job again (too much cooking going on) but I see what it is now and where it can go.

I won't get 50,000 words this nano but this time I got a story that can work. So I win.

I heart nanowrimo.


  1. Bummer. So you stopped then?

    At least you know what the story needs and might pursue that. :)

  2. I'm not stopped. I just realize I'm not going to have the complete word count which is fine. Now I'm working on the story more than the wordage.