So, writing a book in a month is not what I was expecting. Not at all.
1. When it comes to writing, I’m learning I like taking it slow. What generally happens when I write a book is that I start losing interest in what I write by overthinking everything I write, or coming up with an idea for another book I want to write and liking that book better. Because of this, I thought if I only had a month to write I wouldn’t have time to overthink, I would just power through.
Oh I found time to overthink. I found lots.
In fact, writing so quickly is making my overthinking worse. Normally when I write I get the first chapter done, rewrite it until I loved it and continue.
Yeah, NaNoWriMo doesn’t work that way. It’s because I can’t perfect everything as I go along that I’m feeling frustursted with what I write and I’m coming across these mini writers block of just wanting to go back and make it perfect.
2. I’m a week into NaNoWriMo and I want to write a different book. THIS ALWAYS HAPPENS WHY. I feel this drive to this other story I’ve been absentmindedly creating in my mind, and I’m trying so hard not to! I’m trying to ignore it, but I want to write that story so bad, and everyday this story that I’m writing feels less powerful and this idea in my head is pulling me.
3. Frick I’m lazy. Oh yes. There’s that too. Maybe I should go work on my novel. But I don’t really like it anymore. Oh, look, Internet. Yes. There is that too.
So, what should I do? Should I just power through this novel or should I write this new novel at the pace that fits me?