So. I’m giving myself one more month. My goal for November has nothing to do with wordcount and everything to do with finishing. I am going to attach myself to the momentum of NaNo and finish. this. novel.
Or I’m putting it away.
A goal bundled up with a threat. So, how’d I do?
Well. I didn’t finish.
But. And hear me out here. I got over the tipping point. I’m currently at 58,600+ words, but more importantly I feel like I’ve gotten past the point of no return. I’ve gone from hoping I will finish this novel to actually thinking it will happen. I can see the end. I can hear it, smell it, almost touch it. I am so close.
So I’m extending my deadline. (…in which Grace shocks the internet….) I’m now giving myself til Saturday, which doesn’t seem like a large amount of time but I actually think I can get a lot done if I apply myself.
What is more likely is that come Saturday I will give extend my deadline further to next Thursday, which is when I return from a conference. Lonely hotel rooms are good for writing—you can only watch so much Law and Order.
So basically what I’m saying is that I want to have a finished draft one week from today. AND. More importantly. I think maybe I will.
Fingers crossed, guys! Here I go!
ADDENDUM: Please note how I thought yesterday was Thursday. Long week LOL.