Whew. Fifteen days of blogging. So we'll twist the action slightly, and give this protagonist a boot in the right direction.
Something had to be culled from the to-do list, so: NaNo is NoMo. I gave it a good solid attempt, but with so many other things on my plate it didn't seem like a logical project to be investing so much time in, once I really got into it. After I completed my daily screenwriting objectives, I would then switch gears and attempt to crank out 2000 words for my novel, which quickly proved to be overwhelming and not at all productive. Top it off with a daily blog, and there you have it - impending insanity.
I've always been a "bite off more than I can chew" kinda gal. I'd like to think that this is a good thing - that I'm always pushing myself just a little bit harder. When I was in my late teens/early twenties, I would put myself through unbelievable fits of hysteria before claiming failure on any one creative project, and letting the plate fall.
Over the last few years, I've learned to loosen up a bit and not be so hard on myself. Admitting defeat is much more desirable than becoming a stroke victim at 30. That said, I'm still selective when it comes time to remove something from my creative roster. It cannot be something that will take away from my ultimate goal of writing for television full-time. And so, the novel falls.
Someday I'll pick it up again. Maybe even in the next few months. But for now, I need to focus.