I suspected this day would come. I had just hoped I would be more ready for it.
I realized upon rereading the most recent draft of my latest project that I would not be able to do my characters justice in such a short amount of time.
If I want to tell the story and give it the emotional gut-punch it needs, I will have to increase the length and expand it into a full-length piece.
My original plan was to go big and then just chip away at it piece by piece until it was the right length. However, the longer I write the less likely that seems. The story keeps getting bigger and bigger, the characters have more and more to say. A measly 65 pages won’t suffice.
It has to be a novel.
But Rachael, you say, what’s wrong with a novel? After all, novels are what really make money.
Yes. But I am a painfully slow writer. It takes me, on average, two to three hours to write two pages and that’s if I know what I’m doing.
I expected to knock this bad boy out in a month or two. Now it will likely take me over a year.
You don’t understand how many projects I have planned already. Now they will be backlogged forever. Or at least until someone else comes up with the same idea I had and publishes it first.
I love writing this story, but….
I have another time travel story, a crazy writer story, and a fantasy story all waiting for me to return to them and here I am hacking away at this monster of a project.
Well, there’s nothing for it.
I need to get back to work on this thing, or who knows how long it will take for me to complete it.
For everyone else is NaNoWriMo. For me it’s OhMyGoHoAmIStOnThChMo– Oh My God How Am I Still On This Chapter Month.
Good luck on your projects, good reader. I will need it with my current endeavor.