I was all set to post another track in the Rejection Playlist but then this happened late last night (10:04 p.m. to be exact)
This means I’ve now kicked NaNoWriMo’s ass for the fifth consecutive year.
The NaNoWriMo novel I wrote this year (The Summer That Nothing Happened) is shitty at best. But I know that at least 10-20% of it is actually fairy dust and from that fairy dust a new novel will reappear. At least that’s what happened with last year’s NaNoWriMo novel Secret Heart (formerly called Prom and Prejudice) which I completely rewrote from scratch February-April of this year after letting the bad draft marinate. Now Secret Heart is sitting in Super Agent Danielle’s hands and will go through it’s revision phase before looking for a new home for it.
This gives me hope that The Summer That Nothing Happened will turn from ugly duckling to swan sometime in 2014.
The end of NaNoWrimo means I can now focus on my actual life and do things like address Christmas cards and eat food that is not ramen noodles in a cup and spend time with my family and pets instead of hiding in The Writing Cave like a hermit. It also means I can play around with a shiny new MG idea and write short stories and decompress at the Naked Korean Spa.
But in the meantime, you can find me doing this: