And most of a month into it, too.
This year I resolved to get feedback on my novel from two new recruits (poor fools! one of them I've known for years, another I met during NaNo 2012) and make an attempt to revise the story into submission. Or something like that.
It's actually very helpful, and I even agree with much of what they say (ironically, it's often the same type of comment I make when reading other people's writing!), but damn, fixing the problems is another matter entirely. I find I'm fine with deleting things, but adding stuff? Fleshing out characters or writing in a new scene? ARRRGH! I know I should. It would improve the pacing. It would improve the characterization. But still, ARRRGH!
Does this mean I finished my first draft?
*pause for hysterical laughter*
No, but if I commit to sending another couple of chapters each week, I'll run out of my existing draft and be forced to continue. In addition, having reread the earlier sections, I'll have a better idea of where I should go with the story. In theory.
*pause to hug theory warmly*
Yes, well, I did think about the plots and characters and stuffs. (And buy a bunch more books... it's an addiction.)
*stares in a daze out the window... mmm.... snow....*
February? It's not February yet, is it? No no no...