I'm in a quandary: NaNoWriMo is only a few days away.
It's not that I don't have a plot or a plan, though I don't. (I wasn't planning on having either for this month of rambunctious, rule-less writing fun!) It's not even that I don't have an idea, though I don't. (Though the bliss of "I-have-to-write-this-story-or-I-shall-die-as-all-the-words-are-packed-like-sardines-in-my-head" feeling has sadly deserted me.)
It's that I really should be revising. My new beta reader, Shelley, has given me some extremely helpful advice. (Note: extremely helpful = "Darn, you noticed that! I was hoping no one would" revelations as well as completely new stuff that I'm very glad she made me aware of.) I'm so veryveryvery thankful for her! She. Is. Awesome.
And I should really start putting her notes into practice. Also known as: revisions.
Fact #1: I'm not really excited about revisions. At all.
Fact #2: I was very excited about the idea of writing with no rules and no deadlines and no intention of publication (though that could happen, you never know).
Fact #1 + Fact #2 = Quandary. What to do with my November?
It's the old should do vs. want to do conundrum, except, in my case, I have an entire year of "should do" writing behind me. I'm ready for some "want to do," man!
Yeah, I could do both. I feasibly and conceivably could. (Probably will.)
(Then there's the whole "Which Story Do I Write?" quandary, which is the subject of a future post, I'm sure.)
But right now, well...
Advice? I really want to do NaNoWriMo the way it was designed...for writing...but, as you can see, I'm in a quandary...