Well, I realized that it was April and I hadn’t being keeping you guys up-to-date at all. And April is special because I’m doing Camp NaNoWriMo!! You remember in November I wrote 50,000 words in 15 days? This is like that, only different. Instead of 50,000 words, you get to set your own word goal. I decided on 25,000- nice and easy. And it has been great so far; writing a thousand words a day is really easy. So I’m writing yet another sequel that’s totally different from the other one I write back in November, although it’s supposed to be happening during the same time period. Hopefully this version will more exciting than the other one. There’s just one little problem.
I don’t like it. Now, I know that NaNo is all about quantity and not quality, and that’s what the editing months are for, but, honestly, it’s painful. Only two days into it and I am dissatisfied with the measly two chapters I’ve written. The characters aren’t being themselves (a problem I encountered last time and eventually defeated) and I think perhaps my world isn’t developed enough (I only designed it two days in advance- not enough time).
Last night I fell into my little writer’s Pit of Despair and wondered if I’d ever be happy with any sequel- I’ve written about three different versions now and don’t really like any of them. So now I’m wondering if I should just press forward and hope it gets better, or abandon it now and try an entirely new idea. I’ve got until this afternoon to decide. Either way, I’m writing a thousand words today. It’s just a question of what.