I just checked the date stamp on my WIP and I haven’t touched the file since 26 October! I’ve gotten caught up in querying both News from Ludicrous and Charley Finds Her Family, and obsessively checking Query Tracker and my email. Bad author!

I just don’t seem to have the motivation to get back into The Other One. Perhaps part of it is the time of year. With the sun going down by 4:30, it’s hard to feel motivated to do much of anything. Part of it is also that I already know how the story ends. This happened to me with Ludicrous as well, which is why it took me more than eight years to finish the first draft (it started as my 2008 NaNoWriMo project). I began the current novel the year before (NaNoWriMo 2007), so it will end up taking much longer than eight years. But it seems that planning out the full plot is the only thing that works for me to actually complete a project, so I’m just going to have to figure out how to re-motivate myself to finish this one.

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