And I’m not on it. Again. As it turns out, given the way my yearly writing calendar works (not that I really have one), I don’t always seem to have a draft to produce when November rolls around. This year, I fully expected to either be A) somewhere in the publication process for one of my completed projects or B) somewhere closes to wrapping up the drafting process of a new, new project, while C) the project I completed my first draft of last spring was either on submission or getting a final fine tuning before going on submission somewhere around the end of the year or early the next.
Man plans, and God disposes, as they say, and my plans are completely feshittled. In the case of being on submission, there’s really no news since the last time I broke the “What happens on submission &c.” rule, so, sadly, I’m not in the publication pipeline. As for B, unfortunately, C has gotten in the way. Regrettably, I’m not near to fine-tuning that manuscript. It’s proven more difficult than expected, and while I’ve seen some good progress in the last few days (Saturday and Sunday were both very good for me; I think I may be turning into a morning person), there’s still a long way to go. I also have not really learned how to be a person who can really write two projects at the same time.
What it comes down to is that there is no NaNo for me this year, but that’s OK. Maybe I’ll be able to finish this mule of a manuscript once and for all. I do suspect this is at least partly responsible for my extra-cranky blog posts over the last couple of months. I’m working on getting out of that funk.
How about you? Are you on the NaNo train this year?