Monday, October 10, 2011

Carving out time

I have too many projects and not enough time! (Does anyone else have this problem?) Several ideas for magazine articles, three new picture books to work on, and over the weekend, a fabulous idea for a novel popped into my head, which leaves me three weeks to do research before I dive into NaNoWriMo. 

That's the plan, at any rate. Last year, I planned to do NaNo but spent November revising an ms after a request for a partial by an agent. End of October is the time frame for me to hear back from the two agents who have requested partials of my latest novel, so the whole NaNo experience may be postponed once again, depending on what they say.

But that voice! It spoke to me, as though this new character were standing just behind me, talking into my ear. I've got to do something with it. It wants its story told.

Are you going to participate in NaNoWriMo this year? Why or why not?


  1. Just one project right now and Im waiting back from Betas but between my real life job, blogging, and the ten books I still have to read on my kindle, I'm feeling the burn:)

  2. I didn't even mention real life! I'm anxiously awaiting the day my youngest goes to school. :)

  3. One of these days I'd love to, but right now I just have way too much going on!

  4. I did last year, but right now I don't have any solid ideas. Care to share?

  5. I probably won't this year. I'm having trouble enough keeping up with everything else. But good luck to you of you do it! Don't ignore that voice!

  6. I don't have the necessary time to devote to NaNo, even if I flake on all the projects I have waiting. The day job and kids are high competition.

    Yeah, I suddenly found myself with thre beta reads - and a new idea for an old writing project. Decisions, decisions.