It’s been just over five weeks since I started prewriting my new MS. I gave myself six, so I’m glad that my planned timeline worked out. Even though it’s been hard to wait, I wasn’t ready to cruise into full writing mode until the last few days. But finally, research, brainstorming, outlining, and character backgrounds are done.
I “officially” started writing on Monday, laying down a first scene that I’m happy with.
Over the next week, I’ll be shifting gears to get back into the flow of fast writing, NaNo style. I have to build up to the quick, never-look-back pace that I prefer because after being in edit/pre-write mode for a couple of months, my internal editor has made herself quite at home.
She’s got a chaise lounge and a full bar set up in the corner of my brain and she’s having quite a good time with the cute bartender. Getting her to leave is going to be a challenge, but if I let her overindulge in mojitos and run off with the drinksmith, maybe she’ll leave me alone while I get serious about pounding out thousands of word per day for the next two months.
It’s time to get back on the writing autobahn and leave that nagging chick behind. Or at least in the backseat.
For now. 😉