The pinched nerve situation I talked about in last month’s post (also the last post before this one *shame*) is still not completely resolved. There are probably a lot of reasons for that, but most of them, I fear, stem from the fact that I didn’t want to take an indefinite break from work, and almost everything I do at work exacerbates the situation and prevents it from healing properly. But at this point I can type for a little while as long as I have the computer directly on my lap; putting it on a desk (like at work *cough*) continues to pinch the nerve and my entire right arm goes all tingly within about 30 seconds.
So, due to the fact that I can kind of write again, I did take the risk of signing up for July CampNaNo, still revising last year’s NaNo novel, just like in April’s Camp. But this time it’s a bit more…lazy. I’m counting re-reading time as revising time. (I’m measuring my goal in minutes, rather than words.) My goal at first is to go through and try to standardize the characterization of one of my two leads. That and add any major stuff I can think of that’s still missing. There’s also a draft with an alpha reader right now, who will hopefully let me know how I can fix up the novel’s structure, though goodness knows it may not be salvageable. (Since I don’t plan on typical publication, if it’s that bad, I may just release it into the wilds with broken structure. As long as the characters are solid, the dialog good, and there aren’t any horrific grammatical errors, I figure bad structure is probably okay in the particular context of this novel.)
I’m still frustrated by my lack of physical ability to write, though, because I had all sorts of cool plot ideas during that no-writing down time, and I wasn’t even able to write them down, so now I’ve forgotten a lot of them, or they’ve at least grown cold and fuzzy, which isn’t much better than being forgotten.
I’m hoping to get back to writing short blog posts sometime this month, though.
But unfortunately I’ve hit my limit for now, and have to stop.