Early in October I was doing everything I could to convince my friend Jennifer to do NaNoWriMo with me. Now, if anyone has an excuse not to do it, it’s Jennifer. She works, has three kids, and one of those is an infant. But, I persisted and reminded her that she could set her own goal. She didn’t have to hit the 50K that NaNo is known for.

And now it looks like I’m going to have to take my own advice.

On Wednesday my agent and I had a discussion about my current MS. It’s been through a couple of rounds of revisions, but it needs another, possibly two. So, I’ll be devoting a lot of them time I’d set aside for new words to make this MS even better. That means less time for new words*.

My new goal is 20K on the new MS and to finish the revisions on my current MS. It’s completely do-able, but my current MS has to come first. It has to be the one I devote the most time to. I want to be thoughtful and conscientious in this re-writes and edits. My characters and story deserve it.

*All of that and of course while I was eating Starbursts tonight that were totally stolen from my kids, i had a great scene for my new MS pop into my head. No worries, it was hastily jotted down on a post-it and stuck to the wall.

Story ideas are almost always written on post-its and then stuck to my formal living rooms wall.
Story ideas are almost always written on post-its and then stuck to my formal living rooms wall.

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