Will April’s Camp NaNoWriMo be the month I finally finish the #firstdraftofdoom? We shall see! I’m so close, y’all. SO CLOSE. I need to bridge the gap for my characters to get to the final climatic scene, tie up loose ends afterward, and go back to add some additional transitional scenes in the beginning that will lead toward the current version of my ending. To clarify: by going back to the beginning, I don’t mean I’m editing yet. However, I did write scenes out of order for this book, so now that it is four or five years after the initial plotting and writing began (having a colicky baby who grows into a ridiculously active toddler will do that to ya), there are gaps early on in the story caused by the of evolution of what it has now become, so I need to address those before I will feel like the draft is complete.
My goal for this session of Camp NaNoWriMo 2016 is 10k words. I think that is a reasonable estimate of the minimum number of words it will take to finish the project, and also I reasonable estimate of the time I have available to actually write this month. Like I said: SO CLOSE. (And yet so far!)
You know what, though? Even after it feels like this book has dragged on and on and on until it will be the death of me, I know I have already improved on the timeline it took to complete my last book. So, I’m learning. I’m growing. That’s good. I should always be learning and growing.