I keep starting over! (Not editing.)
I have 5 stories going now... I have had a tremendously inspiring week.
new job = new people = new characters
Sakamoto Ryuichi's concert (I write about the experience here.)
So, now I have my original "The Strangest Story Ever" (8,023 words) along with (these are all file titles not real titles, I hope...)
+"That Girl that ended up in my embryo file" (8,054),
+"The Romance of Curlicues and Dials" (roughly 3,000 this is still in notebook form so I'm not sure),
+"The Apple Book"(256 words...I think this is going to become a compilation of short stories)
+"Homage to If on a Winter's Night a Traveler" (still in notebook form so not sure about this either but it looks around 1,000)
Total word count around 12,310. It's supposed to b e 25,005. Ooooops.
I can't stop thinking of more new things to write about... The more I write, the more daydreaming, the more I see things in everyday life that seem interesting to write about etc...
I should have given my blog a different address.
I will think about priorities later, this is a time for me to let it all out. I will keep writing whatever strikes my fancy for the remaining 11 days. If I let my "inner editor" into the gate now it will probably drive me so crazy that I will dump all the files in the garbage can and THAT WILL NOT DO.
So, although I am failing terribly with NaNoWriMo, I think it is good that I am writing again.
Like I said before, starting a new job and a new novel around the same time is NOT a good idea.
AND I agree that if your trying to write a novel in 30 days, it IS a good idea to start on the first instead of in the middle of the month since...you forget where you are...very easily...
I will continue to write about my progress on all the above titles and whatever else pops out of my head. Then, I will edit and start another attempt at a novel in 30 days, this time starting on the first of the month.