I swear we started off strong. In fact, 9 days in we had over 20,000 words written! But...then we came to a screeching halt after deciding that our agent needed to take an early look. Having your agent hate an early look is slightly less devastating than having your agent hate an entire look. At least that's what we told ourselves when we hit send.
For the next week and a half we wallowed in a bad, bad way. Here's a preview:
Lisa: Can we e-mail Catherine, do you think?
Laura: I have the feeling that she's read it. I mean she has to have at least started it.
Lisa: We just really need to have a plan in place right now.
Laura: This is awful.
Lisa: I'm not sure I can do this anymore. I'm just not cut out for this.
Laura: I know...I feel the same way.
Rinse and Repeat.
And then again.
Hello, drama queens. In our defense...okay, there's no defending that behavior. We've got a touch of the crazies. Anyway, 8 days later, we got the gold star agent seal of approval. Whoo hoo!
And then, of course, our page proofs for THE LIAR SOCIETY arrived. And then we shot some footage for the book trailer...and then...and then...and then...
What does all this add up to?
Oh, just a big, fat ol' NaNo FAIL.
But, here comes December. Craziest month of the year? Pshaw! Tons of presents left to buy? *shrug* Nothing's been wrapped? Whatever. We have a deadline. A crazy, ridiculous, divorce-inducing, child-services provoking deadline.