Last month, I finished writing the draft of my first novel. It was such an amazing experience. As I looked at the piles of paper coming out of my printer, I was amazed at how I made that happen. It's currently sitting in my file cabinet waiting...for me to finish my next novel.
I really felt like my characters had two stories to tell. So I'm using National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) to write the second half of the novel. I hate calling it a sequel because it doesn't feel like that even though it technically is. But I love that I'm making great progress in NaNoWriMo. I'm almost half way there.
Sometimes I wonder if I'm taking a step back. I'm a screenwriter but I'm working as a novelist. Truthfully, I don't think I am taking a step back. I feel like I'm moving forward. I just want to write. If that's a novel, screenplay, stage play or sitcom, it doesn't matter to me. I'm not at the place where my writing can sustain me financially but everyday I feel like I'm getting closer and closer to that possibility.
So I choose to move forward. I have been meeting my goals quite well and I hope to keep up with that. And I look forward to taking out the red pens and editing my hard work very soon so I can start the rewrite process.