NaNo Failure and Other Goals
So how did you do with NaNo? Sad to say, I did not do so well. I stated out with good intentions, but soon became distracted by other obligations. Suffice it to say, my NaNo manuscript fell by the wayside. For the second year in a row. Each year, I start the process with the intent to finish a manuscript by the end of November and become a NaNo winner. Well, this year, I did finish a manuscript - just not the one I started for NaNo! This brings me to the subject of goals.
The manuscript I finished instead of the NaNo one is for a story that was requested by an online publisher during an online conference not too long ago. (You might be wondering right now if I tend to take on too many things at once and the answer to that would be - yes.) So I'm not feeling too depressed by my failure - once again - to complete the NaNo challenge. For me, once I complete one manuscript, it's really hard to just jump into another one. I need a little break in between them to process what I've done - and what I need to do. Is this the same for any of you? If not, what do you do to help you transition from one manuscript to the other without a break in between? I'm really curious to know, as I have an abundance of ideas I'm working on that I'd really like to complete. Plus, I feel empty when I'm not writing.
I can't wait to read your thoughts on the subject and to get your suggestions for more fruitful goal setting.