I already knew I was combination of plotter and pantser (as in, writing by the seat of my pants) but now I also know that....
I HAVE TO EDIT AS I GO!!!!
For the first few days, I tried to ignore my inner editor - I really did - but it nigh on killed me.
Akin to chewing off my own arm (even though that would be cannibalistic, and not only that, I've also been vegetarian for over twenty years), the prospect of having to come back to it filled me with dread. I couldn't move on until I'd got the words right, until the sentences flowed the way I wanted them to.
My muse abandoned me, throwing a tantrum until I agreed to let my editor play. It transpires they are a tag team, they need each other, and who am I to argue? I'm just the medium that types the words into the laptop.
Signing up to NaNo was always a last minute decision, almost a whim, a tool to get me back into my writing. Whilst I am still striving to reach the 50,000 word target, I'm not going to be too disappointed if I don't get there. I'd much rather have 30,000 quality words, than 50,000 words of drivel that needs completely re-writing come December.
December for me is all about promoting and celebrating my new release, and of course, getting ready for Christmas. Woo hoo!
If you are also taking part in NaNo, how is it going for you?