November Panic

Yesterday I was sitting at my computer cuddling a rat, playing on Facebook, and working my way through the two weekly blog hops, and out of nowhere I had a mild anxiety attack.


Because I have no idea what I’m going to write for NaNoWriMo in November.

(Yes, I am aware that it’s only March.)

I have no idea why that suddenly seemed panic-worthy.

I mean, it’s not like I don’t have a plot bunny breeding facility in my brain.

And it’s not like they don’t start multiplying faster than Tribbles on fertility meds as November approaches. (The last two weeks of October seem to be the prime Plot Bunny birthing season.)

And it’s not like I don’t have enough WiPs to keep me busy for years…

And maybe that’s the problem.

I have so many works in progress that it almost seems like I don’t have room for new projects.

Or maybe I’m just feeling like maybe I should finish some of them. (“Finish”? Did I really just use “the ‘f’ word” in a blog post?)

I don’t know, but, seriously, I’m panicking about November when I haven’t even started April’s Camp, let alone July’s?

I mean, I know what I’m writing for April, but I’m not panicking over July.  Nope. I went straight to November.

Maybe because July is a Camp and I tend to be a rebel during Camp and work on existing manuscripts.

I suppose November could be the beginnings of a sequel to Song and Sword or Sanguine.  That would solve the crisis and I know there are a couple people who want to see a sequel to Song and Sword.



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6 responses to “November Panic

  1. Skye Hegyes

    Since Camps meant for anything (writing, editing, etc), I wouldn’t count it as cheating that you’re editing for April’s Camp. I wouldn’t even sweat it if that’s what you ended up doing for July’s Camp.

    November is a different story. Most think they have to start a new piece. However, I know I’ll be playing the rebel as I’ll be re-writing an already-finished piece for November NaNoWriMo, and I’m not upset by it. I’m a rebel.

    So, first, calm down. As you said, it’s only March. You can panic about November and NaNoWriMo in August (after July’s Camp). ;)

    • I usually use Camp sessions for working on existing projects, but I always start something new in November. (I just can’t bring myself to be a rebel in November, maybe because I’m an ML.)

      • Skye Hegyes

        I don’t know why I keep forgetting you’re an ML… Hmmm… I got nothing then. Lol Do what you can on your existing ones and write one of the sequels you’re already planning for NaNo. That might work.

  2. Camp isn’t as “serious” as the November challenge, so I can see why you’re panicking about that. However, I wouldn’t let it get to you. You need to get through April, July, and all the other months first.
    Also, I know the point of NaNo is to start something new, but there are plenty of people who work on current projects. If you have too many stories in the works already, just tag on 50k words to one during the month. I’ve done it before. It helps shrink that mountain of ideas.

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