“When anybody asks, 'What are you writing about now?' if I try to reply, the book-in-the-works sounds so idiotic to me that I think, 'Why am I trying to write that puerile junk?' So now I give up; if I could talk about it, I wouldn't have to write it."
- Madeleine L'Engle, A Circle of Quiet


NaNoWriMo Day 1

Friday, November 01, 2013

It's NaNoWriMo day 1, and I have no idea what I'm going to write. Up until yesterday I was still editing a different book which I have now set aside for a month. At the end of that month I'll take one last look at it and then, with my teeth clenched and my heart pounding, pass it on to beta readers.

I won't be doing much writing today for two reasons: the Geek is leaving for China tomorrow so we're spending today together, and Ender's Game is out today. But with the Geek being in China, the coming week will be a very quiet one.

Tomorrow I will spend the day planning my story – that is, once I decide what that story will be – and the rest of the week will be mostly free to write to my heart's content. Maybe I'll even post a little about that process here.

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