(Ugh. November is so close already. This entire year was a complete bust, wasn’t it?)
I’m in again. I “finished” once, but I really didn’t like what I wrote at all and completely scrapped most of the ideas from it; well, I should say that I scrapped that version since the ideas I’ve had for it and still have I’ve had for the last…8 or so years. And then I think I outright failed the second time around when it was supposed to be a re-write of the above, though I liked most of what I wrote there; just didn’t get more than a third of the way through because I realized a rather significant problem that I have been able to answer for the past year or so.
So, this third time around, I’m probably going to try with another idea I’ve had for the past 2 or 3 years that should be easier to get through because it has both a villain protagonist (as opposed a goody-goody) and would, at most, be book 1 of 3 as opposed book 1 of 9. My only problem is that I currently have all this free-time not to do it and I’m already terrible at managing time.
Having done this before twice and read up on it more than that, I have to agree with Valaris. Forcing yourself to keep a schedule is key, otherwise you’ll basically going to kill yourself trying to type and finish it before the end of the month–I spent 23 hours that last day–or just lose steam entirely; I have problems with both of these things and, well, just forcing myself to write fiction in general for some reason despite not having writer’s blocks per se.
Also, it’s probably better to get a lot of it done during the first couple of weeks if you can just in case anything comes up, especially since the second and especially third weeks are utter bitches already. At least in the fourth/last week can you Deus Ex Machina (or [Insert Entity Type Here] Ex Machina) some type of ending if you really need to finish.