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Making A Writing Decision


I have been very faithful in working toward the NaNoWriMo goal of 50,000 words, but have encountered a serious problem.

Doll Wars spans 300 years and it has a cast of almost 20 characters and a magic system that is deliberately unpredictable. My goal for this story is ultimately it will be the third part of a quartet of stories that will be bundled together as a braided novel.

And the story has gone completely out of control.

Because I want to truly publish the Doll Wars collection, I need to step back, redo the titular story with fewer characters, create a reference calendar (some of the characters are over two hundred years old and they refer to common events that occurred over a span of three centuries!). I need to create bios for the characters and description sheets. Even though the magic system is deliberately unpredictable, there must be some rules so I have to sketch out a grimoire.

NaNoWriMo, I'm very sorry, but I have to leave you behind in a difficult decision. As my ultimate goal is that 50% of my annual income derives from my writing, please don't take it personal. It's just business.


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Nov. 18th, 2013 03:09 pm (UTC)
Whatever works best for you. And you took a serious stab at doing NaNoWriMo!
Michael Wilson
Nov. 20th, 2013 04:22 pm (UTC)
They don't have to be consecutive words. Jump forward in time and keep writing with plot lines that have an obvious further point in your world. Then you can edit the crap out of it later.

You've come this far! with a big story there have to be spaces you can continue in! Don't give up!
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