The progress is incremental, but I’m happy that I’m getting creative work done every week.
For a minute, I thought I’d do NaNoWriMo again this year, but I dug around through their site, and I guess I probably won’t. It turns out what I really loved about NaNoWriMo was the little blog widget that charted my progress over the course of the month. They dropped those widgets in their re-design a couple of years ago.
My current creative project is a complete re-write of a novel I did for NaNoWriMo in 2014. Whether it will be any good or not, I don’t know. What I do know is I have a much greater understanding of what I’m doing with a project of this size. The current goal is to have it posted in ebook form by the end of the year.
Looking through past NaNoWriMo projects it looks like my peak years were 2010-2015. I skipped 2016, and completed a novel in 2017. Of those seven, I think four of them might be suitable for substantial revision and ebook production.
As an aside — I don’t want to rule the world, I don’t want to be the biggest boss that ever bossed the world around, but at least one line of this song has been a constant refrain rolling through my brain since the early days of the pandemic.
Little by little, bit by bit.