So I just (finally) finished another first draft of yet another novel thanks to Camp Nanowrimo. It was a difficult, gruelling and rewarding experience. Definitely more difficult to do in the summer as opposed to November. There were a few days there when I was sure I wasn't going to make it. But I pulled through with a monumental effort of 4,000 words a day for the last week.
|Listening for the aliens...|
I always do this when I am writing something: the scourging of the narrative landscape for anything that might come close to the same idea as me. Because I like to think of my ideas as original and if they are not, I'd like to disabuse myself of the notion as soon as I possibly can.
Or maybe it's just an excuse to watch a bunch of alien movies. :)