Have started NaNo and as I might have expected, life has been intervening. Have only managed to get a bit over 5,000 words done. Still, mustn’t beat myself up as even that is a victory at present. Despite the NaNo edict of just write anything without editing, I have been doing mini edits before I restart each session, on the previous stuff, partly because it occurs to me that I’ve missed out important points.
Should say that after posting about it being a shame not to continue the WIP, other participants have made it clear that you can write just about anything, including non fiction, short stories or part written novels, so it’s the ‘retreat’ novel that I’ve been working on. It’s good to get some more done. I think the real reason it is slow going is that I’m on a very difficult part of the novel that needs a lot of thought to work out how each scene can go to be convincing.
While reading about NaNo on the web, I’ve come across something else, called ‘A Round of Words in 80 Days’. ROW80 runs 4 times a year, beginning the first Monday in January, April, July, and October. Not sure I’ll be ready to start in January, but am definitely interested. Anything that keeps up some momentum is welcome.