So my re-write is moving along swimmingly when I get this brilliant idea to totally redo the first few chapters. Putting everything else aside, I launched into it. Lo and behold I eliminated nearly 3k words which really made a big difference [to this author’s mind]. Now the conundrum. Having already reached nearly 24k on Camp NaNo, the loss of 3k words significantly sets back my progress. Once again I find myself in catch-up mode, not a place of confidence. Feels more like “one step forward, two steps back”.
I really wanted to fulfill my posted goal of 50k words by the time Camp NaNo ends. If I keep doing things like this, I might never reach the goal. Added to that I had hoped to tackle an update of my website once camp is over. Originally constructed by a writer friend who’d already done her own site, she is listed as administrator, limiting the changes I can make. I asked if ownership could be transferred to me in order to have a free hand to make whatever changes deemed needed/necessary. Apparently that is not possible. Now I am faced with starting a whole new website once camp is over.
I know of a writer who plunks out a book a month. And I am not talking a novella [fancy word for ‘short story’ for those unfamiliar with terminology]. A whole book in a month? Really, a book in 4 weeks? And they manage to have a life and family at the same time? “Impressive” fails to adequately define what this person accomplishes. I am in awe of someone so prolific. I only desire to publish one book every 6 to 12 months. Apparently, that is an unrealistic goal.