Monday, November 21, 2005

Ahh... Discoveries

I'm about 3/4 of the way through my NaNo novel and this morning, while writing, I had an epiphany about it.

It's not marketable.

I really believe this. But you know what (and this kinda surprised me) -- I don't particularly care. I'm not sure why it doesn't bother me, but it doesn't. I'm just excited to finish the thing.

Maybe I'll go back and tinker with it, maybe not. All in all, it's been a great learning experience for me. I've learned about adding detail (because I was looking to add word count and ended up with rich descriptions for my effort) and about taking my time with a scene. The entire 36,000 words takes place in less than a week, and the rest of the novel will take place over two days, a first for me. Playing House takes place over several months and Camilla's Critters takes place over about a months time. I'm not writing epic novels here, folks, so take this all with a grain of salt.

I'm quite satisfied with the story and I absolutely LOVE my heroine. Oddly, I've had to struggle to crawl into the hero's head, another first.

I've also decided that I adore the pressure of getting a high amount of words written in a short amount of time, and plan on doing this again at some point before next years NaNo. And I fully intend to participate in the NaNo for next year. It's been a fantastic challenge! I highly recommend it.

Now, I need to get back to writing.


Charity said...

Goodness, why do you think that? From what I’ve seen, Liv has great potential to be published. Like I mentioned before, it might not be pure romance, but completely Liv’s story, making it more chick lit.

I honestly wouldn’t decide anything like this until you’re done, you’ve revised and polished, and tested waters. Really. And right now, all you need to do is write.

Talula Rouge said...

I agree with you. NANO is awesome! Last year I only made 14,000 words. I was proud then. Now I am up to 40,144 words! I can relate to the not marketable concept. I'm not sure anyone else would want to read it. But, the fact is.. we wrote them.. and we're almost done!!!
Good Luck finishing! ENJOY IT!