Ahhhh! It’s that time of year again. Woot, woot! :D
I’m so terribly excited- even as I recover from being sick (again). Last year due to personal issues and stress/depression was the first year actually didn’t complete the NaNo. The year before I finished my first novel from beginning to end at a whopping 150k words and the year before that I made it through half a terribly planned story idea at 56k… so last year was very sad in comparison.
Fortunately I have my excitement this year to make up for it. Following the aftertaste of new beginnings in my life I created a brand new NaNo profile. No, there wasn’t anything wrong with the old one but my username was part of my maiden name and it just felt- not me anymore. This year’s profile I’m acknowledging myself as Feeby Cote the purple haired wife, Taoist, and cat lover.
Up until a moment ago I didn’t know what project I wanted to work on this November… which is probably a bad thing seeing how it’s just around the corner but like I said ‘up until a moment ago.’ I was debating using this time to work on the next rewrite of KT1 but while the time would be used wisely I think the rewrite needs to happen with a calmer more decisive mind than the ‘splat’ that birthed it last year. :) I was also thinking about working on kT2 but do I really want to start the first draft of the second novel when the first is still in such disrepair?
I don’t know.
Then there’s all of my other writing projects that could obviously benefit from 30 days of off the wall, hour by hour attention: Why every writer needs a cat, Silent Violet, Blood Dragon, Other World, Silver Pen, HtDaH, Forgotten Rain, ScsofC, Reaper in Training… Mind you these are all names of complete outlines- some of which have half written first drafts and twenty some files on my hardrive.
Oh, and then there’s the stories Ree and I have planned out for our Abridged Coffee comics… also full of complete outlines ready to become stories.
At the end of things I just didn’t know but Ree gave me my answer even if she doesn’t quite know it. She walked in right in the middle of my little self argument and asked me what I was up to- so, I told her. Her words were this, “Oh, you should do the second Kat’s Tail. I really want to meet Rex so I can draw him.”
It may sound like something silly to base my choice off of but it is what it is. Ree was the first person to read KT1 from cover to cover, she draws my characters, and I’ve discussed the entire plot with her from book one to side plots and background bits that happened inside my head but might never be told. I could come up with over a hundred reason why I should work on any one of my projects but what better reason could I come up with than this that?
Someone wants to meet one of my characters.
Decision made. :) Now I have to figure out what the hell my synopsis is going to be. I’ll do that after I spend some time working on KT1. Let’s hope my brain doesn’t get too crossed.