This month’s question: Win or not, do you usually finish your NaNo project? Have any of them gone on to be published?
I’ve participated in NaNo nearly every year since 2008, and I will do so again this year. I won twice, first time in 2008, which was the most complete first (and only) draft I’ve written. It’s an apocalypse-science fiction story I titled Hope Falls. It’s to be the first book in a series. I believe it has promise only that…
It’s still sitting on my hard drive (have a binder with printed pages as well–somewhere).
I love to see it published.
Why haven’t I done it yet? I mean, it’s only been NINE years.
Honestly, the editing/revision part scares the crap out of me.
Shorter works I can handle. Just not sure how I’d handle a book-length editing process.
I feel like a wuss.
And I’m worried. Really worried. If I’m this frighten over one manuscript why would it be any different with another?
Am I a lost cause? Can I break this rut I’m in?
I’m a published writer in that I have short fiction and poetry published in multiple zines (both online and print). My next goal is to be a published author.
I fear that dream may never come true.