Due to unplanned events I had to take a break from writing. Two weeks is the longest I’ve gone without writing since I started. My life is finally returning to normal and my house guests are gone but now I feel out of sync with my story. It’s as if my characters have moved on with their lives and left me behind.
So I face a dilemma…
I’m working on a re-write of my first story due to the length. I had grand plans for a plot change but when my grandmother died my mind blanked on all these plans.
When I signed up for Nanowrimo I felt full-on excitement. I felt ready for the challenge and ready to face it full speed ahead. Now that I’ve challenged all my friends and talked the talk I have to walk the walk.
Anyway, back to that dilemma…
After reading numerous blogs about how other writers are preparing for Nanowrimo I have to consider my options. Do I cram for the super-duper test of Nanowrimo for the next two weeks?
Do I try to salvage the relationship I have with those beloved characters that have moved on without me.
Maybe the question should be…
Do I let my original manuscript sit for another six weeks before I seriously try a plot restructure? And spend the next two weeks taking notes and working on the plot for my Nanowrimo story.
Continue to work on my re-write and jump head first into Nanowrimo on November 1st?
I have found success with jumping in head first. It’s actually my usually method, but now my confidence is shaken by my two weeks absence. I know I can write 50,000 words in 30 days (provided nobody else dies), I just question if they’ll be worth reading.