NaNoWriMo 2018, Day 20

On November 1st, was on track to finish today when I was writing 2,500 words a day, but doing reserves this past weekend dropped my countdown to where I’ll finish out a few days to later. I’m nearly 39,000 words, which only puts me about 5 days from hitting the goal for NaNoWriMo.

On the writing front, while I’m working out a lot of issues with War of Avalon (and I’m not exactly enamored with the working title, so it’s likely to change) with a lot of success, Matrix Trigger edits are delayed due to various issues with my editor. It happens, but it will delay my work into the new year getting that novel out the door by spring time.

A lot of writers were unimpressed with Justina Ireland’s Pep Talk for NaNoWriMo week two, but that pep talk honestly defines the difference between a writer and an author. Sometimes in writing it sucks and you don’t know what to do, but you get through it and the creativity emerges. The (self-reported) statistics don’t lie: less than 15% of those who start NaNoWriMo finish. Which ones are writers who finish and which are writers looking for magic?

Is writing a craft or an art?