Friday, November 30, 2012
Today at about 9 am I crossed the winner's line for National Novel Writing Month. And it's an amazing feeling. That means I wrote 50,000 words on a novel in 30 days. I generally wrote 2000 words a day, and I took Sundays off. I like taking Sundays off because by Monday I can't wait to get going again. It's very refreshing.
My novel was about the ups and downs of my spiritual life as someone with mental illness. I actually wrote about this in part in 2004, but that focused pretty specifically on the death of my son and my recovery from that. In 2008 I wrote on a similar theme, but it was only the high points. So this effort did a lot of filling in between the lines. And this year I feel really excited, much like I did in 2004, that I've got something I actually can work with. I did not have that feeling as much in 2008. I was happy to have met my goal, but I knew what I had written would be incomprehensible to anyone who doesn't know me extremely well.
So... now what? What is my plan? Well, there is some stuff I've gotta do to round out the year. I have an accounting project I was supposed to get rolling in October. So that will probably need to be first. And I should get some stuff done on my non fiction book with my sister. And I should throw away my house and get a clean one. ;P Ah, the things I would do with a Tardis if I had one. That's why I don't have one.