Last November I participated, for the third time, in NaNoWrimo (here’s the link if you’ve never heard of it.) It went well, I made my word count and then some, and I was able to get the skeleton of a new novel down on paper (or, rather, on word processor). On December 1 I put it away so I could focus my energy on shopping out Waiting For Spring. I finally pulled it out a few weeks ago and saw that I’d written myself into a corner. I hate when that happens. Still, I like the story and the characters, so I was determined to figure it out. I finally did. I’m going to start over again and write it in third person.
I’ll admit that I’m a little nervous about it. I’ve never written in third person before (other than my Blogger bio, of course). To give myself a kick in the butt, I’ve decided to do a mini-NaNo starting tomorrow. 50,000 words in 30 days. I’m ignoring the ‘start a new novel’ rule (obviously) and am focusing on the word count goal instead. I’ll be tracking my progress on this new blog, for any of you who are interested.
I’ll post a little more about the story there later on this week, but in the meantime there are a few excerpts of what I already had written on my NaNo profile here.