Updated: Aug 3
Well, I participated in NaNoWriMo again this year and I finished! 50,000 words in twenty-one days. My Mojo must have decided she missed me or something because she showed up front and center for most of those days. Now, the question is, will she stay around or was this just a visit. I love my story and my characters but I didn't finish the novel yet. I wanted to wait until after the Thanksgiving holiday to work on it again. Well it is well after and I haven't really touched it. Do I want to finish it? Yes! But I have been dealing with a few other things so I've been putting it off. I have recently had a medical diagnosis that I will go in-depth about in my next blog. But until then, let's explore Miss Mojo a bit more.
I hadn't written in so long but I really craved it. I mean like I didn't feel like I could live if I didn't write soon. And Nano gave me the needed motivation to try. And, I had a new story idea that I was actually excited about. So I prayed to the writing Gods (And honestly, the real one) to give me my mojo back. And sure enough when I woke up on November 1st, there she was. So after I dealt with an appointment or two on that day, it was off to the races and man, Miss Mojo didn't disappoint me! I was consistently going over the 1667 words per day that I needed to finish on time. The more I wrote, the more I fell in love with Addie and Austin but for the first time ever, I didn't go back and read the things I wrote a million times and that kind of stunts me. I have a hard time truly falling in love with the story until I've read it over and over again, perfecting it.
So, on or near the fifteenth of November, I was about halfway through my 50,000 words when Mojo went on an extended coffee break and I wondered it I'd even finish 30,000 words. But you know, that little bitch does that with every novel. About halfway through she disappears for a few days and I'm stuck in Writing Hell. But then she comes back refreshed and low and behold I finished Nano with days to spare - on purpose because I didn't want to have to worry about it over Thanksgiving.
So, another Nano is in the books. My fourth finished successfully. Now, the question is, will Mojo stick around long enough for me to finish this novel and other ones after or will she desert me again for another writer or another two year vacation? Now that my health issue has been dealt with (remember, tune in next week for that story) I think I can make her want to stay. I am going to try to train myself to write on the computer because writing by hand is getting hard with arthritis and other issues. Maybe she will like that because things will go faster. But ideas don't seem to like to flow when I'm on the computer so that will take some major time and effort for training. I really hope that doesn't scare her off. We had a system and it worked. Most people and imaginary mojos don't like change, right?
The answer to the question 'Will she stick around?' is truly unknown. I have no idea. I want her to. I hope she does because I need writing like I need to breathe. But only time will tell and I hope you will stick around and find out with me. I couldn't do this without all of your support.
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