What If...

The program went GREAT, and a huge weight has been lifted off me. It's been replaced by exhaustion and why-isn't-it-Friday-yet, but I'm very proud of how well the kids did. And my narrator showed up.

I was wondering yesterday, what if I'd chosen another book to write for Nano? Would I be as excited about it? Would I be as eager to keep up the pace? When I chose this book, I didn't know anything about it except the characters, and even one of those was hazy. Yet every day I can't get to the book fast enough. While some days those 2000 words are hard to find, mostly they aren't. And while I had a few scenes sketched out beforehand, I have even more now. (And I didn't use a lot of those original scenes.) The book will need a lot of work when it's done, but I love it, and I didn't think I would.

How sad is it, though, that I'm disappointed in myself for having red on my graph for yesterday, even though I'm still ahead of the game and I worked for 12 hours??

Now, can I write the love scene before school? Should I even try?

5 comments:

Michael Patrick Leahy said...

Write the love scene and post it.

I would like to read it.

MaryF said...

Er, no. I'm pushing the boundaries by even saying I WRITE love scenes ;)

Natalie Damschroder said...

Mary, I get all choked up reading you talk about how much you love this book. It makes me happy when other authors are happy writing. After all the angst over your revisions, you DESERVE this!

mary beth said...

lol Mary.
How cool is it that you're sad about the red?! You've been re-energized. You Go!!!!

MaryF said...

It's SCARY how much I love this book! I cleaned today, so only wrote from 4 AM to 6 AM, and I'm jonesing, but I have to go to baby brother's play. Maybe I can write when I get home.

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