Looking back at NaNoWriMo 2016, I can see a few mistakes I made.
The first was trging to do NaNo in the stressed out state I was in. I should have just started my self care resolution two months early.
But then, I didn’t realize how much I needed to address my loor self care until December, so maybe NaNoWriMo helped me realize it.
The mistake was writing something that was too … undemanding … with a lead who was just too blandly “good.”
It was the best I could do in the state I was in, which was itself a clue.
She wanted to save the village because out was her home and she loved it and … yawn … what was I saying? I nodded of there for a second.
I think I will revisit that story, and my first change well be her backstory and motivations.
The story will take a slightly darker tone, she’ll be slightly less sympathetic, but it will all be a lot more interesting.