|I’m halfway through the NaNoWriMo challenge, and I finished my second first draft of an early chapter book last week. Now I’m suffering from a case of what do I do next?|
I have a list of chapter book possibilities I brainstormed just before NaNoWriMo started, but every single idea sounds stupid to me right now. I leave in a few days to go out of town for more than a week, and half of me says I might need to just quit now, be happy with my progress, and skip the guilt trip.
The other half says, "Don’t be a quitter."
I don’t know which half to listen to. I do hate to quit on things, but I also have a very chaotic life due to health and family issues beyond my control. There’s a fine line between giving up and making the best decision for my sanity.
|Two quotations are speaking to me this morning:
"Inspiration usually comes during work, rather than before it."
“Don’t get it right, just get it written.”
I think what I’ll do is commit to three more days of NaNo writing, today through Wednesday. If I still feel totally overwhelmed and uninspired, then I’ll call it quits and be proud of what I did get done. If I’m caught up in a new story and think I can keep working on it while out of town, then I’ll hunker down and keep spewing words.
I hope the rest of you NaNo writers are feeling more energetic about it than I am!