So, after leaving my NaNoWriMo story to stew for over one month, I decided a few weeks ago it was time to finish it. I felt like I needed a break and concentrated on finishing reading my book, Ray Bradbury ‘A Sound of Thunder’. I finished it. It was awesome. So now to finish my WIP.
I wondered whether I should edit some of my WIP before finishing it off. I got over that idea quickly. I have never done that in the past so why now? I instead tried to start without looking back over the last few pages I had written. Big mistake. I wasn’t completely aware of what was going on. Was I at the end of the last battle scene? At the beginning? Almost at the end? Not quite close? What did I need to do? Where did I need to go?
My story notes covered me up until NaNoWriMo finished. So, I went back over the last pages and got my head straight before writing a 7-point plan to follow and lead me to the end of my story. I have really enjoyed writing this story and I’m equally enjoying it coming to the end.
I have finished writing my NaNoWriMo WIP! It does, however, put me on the path of knowing I have to write similar stories for the main characters of another WIP it is linked to (at least 5 more 50,000 words+ stories) but I’ll leave that for future me to deal with. Which leads me to…
I haven’t entered a writing competition in ages. I really want to push forward to enter more competitions and put more focus on trying to get published in some shape or form. I also want to get back to the whole art of entering a competition. Writing the story, editing the story, checking its in line with the competition requirements, editing again, changing the story because I don’t like it, and then changing it back to what it once was on the day before the deadline. And getting a pizza afterwards to celebrate.
But this entry I think will mean a bit more. I’m not sure what has stopped me from entering competitions over the past year or so but 2019 is the year to get back on track. Enter the competition. Let’s see what happens. Post my writing on this blog and on other forums. Let’s see what happens. Try to get published in a real way. Let’s just see what happens.
All the best with your writing.