In an earlier post I wrote about my writing projects for the month of November.
So, how did I get on?
I added about 14,000 words to my childhood memories in the first 2-3 weeks of November. After that I had other demands on my time. I didn’t find the NaNoWriMo experience particularly helpful. In future I shall try to set my own goals. Putting words down without worrying about typing errors was not my usual way of working. It has taken me two days to edit what I wrote. Usually I check my writing as I go along, doing any necessary research at the time. I still need to organise the new material.
I also need to check that I haven’t repeated myself either during the month or by duplicating what I had written previously.
Working on my project in an intensive manner has given me some new ideas, which will involve rewriting part of my earlier material.
December is always a busy month, so I may not add any more words, but I hope I can do some planning, so that I can make progress when I start writing again.
The writing group I’d normally attend in person met on Zoom. I wrote something for the others to read and comment on. I have also written a poem for another online group, which meets soon.
A third online group listened patiently to me reading part of my NaNoWriMo project. They encouraged me to continue with it.
I have also submitted two of my poems (not saying where to), which I plan to read at a Christmas concert later this month.
Perhaps 2022 will be the year when I take stock of what I have already written and make some more submissions. I may have to forgo the Blogging from A to Z in April Challenge or write very short posts for it.