Erin Green Author - blog
November is nearly here which means my annual hibernation is nearing with each passing hour. I've been a busy bee during October. Firstly, in finishing a novel and secondly, with my annual planning in preparation for NaNoWriMo. My usual October routine consists of ideas, plans and post-it notes but this year, my planning has taken a slight change of direction (that's an understatement)!
I was plodding along fine until ten days ago; Nano prep was complete - I knew what I would be writing 50,000 words on during November. But, this little brain of mine never stops, it simply churns away and throws up ideas whenever it chooses. I love it, because it keeps me on my creative toes but boy, when the NaNoWriMo planning is complete I don't need another idea, thanks.
Sadly, I couldn't ignore the idea either. So, I spent an entire day wrangling with which idea is the best one for me to pursue and yes, you've guessed it: the second one.
Back to square one and armed with post-it notes.
It's 30th October and I have a brand new writing project planned for November! The previous project will have to wait in line until 2020 to see the light of day - nothing is ever wasted in our profession.
I still have a day's writing to go finishing my current novel but it will be completed by 31st October, I promise. I couldn't possibly have two projects on the go during November - that would be sheer madness! Or could I?