OMG! I’m so excited — I just happened to aimlessly wander over to the NaNoWriMo page, only to discover that the 2008 T-shirts are now available! These are really awesome and, I have to say, infinitely cooler than last year’s shirts. Hey, I still wear mine proudly, but I’m not much on army green. I’m into the blue — and the miniature coffee mug. I can’t wait for November! I have absolutely no idea what I’ll even start to write about, but that’s the sheer joy of it all.
As it stands, I guess I need to surge onward and keep working on my current novel. I have about 90 pages written so far, but somehow I’m running out of steam. I started this book once, wrote about 60 pages, decided I hated it and started from scratch — writing the same story, just further into the “future” for the characters.
I don’t know why I’m not really feeling attached to this one? Obviously I’m striving for continuity, for characters with depth and emotion, and to create something that makes people feel. Right now, all I’m feeling is disoriented. I didn’t come into the book with a plan, and I think that’s really starting to show. I might wind up starting over again? I don’t know. In classic NaNo tradition, I think I need to just keep going — write this book the way I want, then go back and edit the draft however I see fit. The story is starting to tell itself. I guess I’ll just try to roll with that.