wombat_socho (wombat_socho) wrote,

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Wouldn't be prudent.

I thought for a while about trying to finish Blood Red Skies as part of the whole NaNoWriMo thing, but it would be wrong since the whole point of NaNoWriMo is to crank out a 50K chunk of novel-like verbiage from scratch, and that's not exactly what I'd be doing. BRS already has a beginning, an end, and some parts floating around in the middle, plus some fairly well fleshed-out characters. Forcing it to completion through NaNoWriMo would be like entering the State Fair baking contest using Betty Crocker Cake Mix, and that would be Wrong. Even if I am just a semi-pro.

Still...the notion of forcing myself to write 1650+ words per day (slightly less, actually, since as I said there are already some chunks done) in order to at least have a very rough draft done by the end of the month is appealing. I have time on my hands for the moment, and sitting down every night for a couple of hours to pound on the keyboard might just be the discipline I need to finally wrap it up and get it in a condition to show people and see what they think. I just can't do it within the NaNoWriMo setup.

So tomorrow night it'll be time to kick the tires and light the fires. I have people to kill, planets to ruin, and ships to destroy, with only a month to do it in. I can do this. ^_^

UPDATE/EDIT: It turns out that over the last couple of years that I've been picking away at this I've cranked out a little over 23,000 words, not including the stuff that actually belongs in the sequel, Sad Wings of Victory. (Is it pretentious of me to have a sequel for my unfinished novel already?) So I could be lazy and just do the remaining 27,000 words, or go whole hog and wind up with something closer to 75,000 words, which I think would be a better, fuller more flavorful novel anyway. We'll see what happens.
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