(Post 2/3) So. NaNoWriMo.
In the year of 2018, shortly after I finished the first draft of Firfi, I decided to do something totally insane. I developed, planned, and outlined a novel in 19 days (no idea how I did that) and wrote 50,000 words of it in 30. It was awesome.
It was nicknamed Chilbo (don't ask) and aimed at a much younger audience than Firfi. It mostly took place in and around my neighborhood, and was about animals who were secret agents. Unfortunately I stalled at about 64,000 words (which was way too long for the type of book I was trying to write, anyway) and never picked it back up. I still think it's a fun concept, though. It gave me a chance to play around with different personalities of different animals (gangster sparrows, sinister guinea pigs, intelligent chickens), and cover topics that are important to me, like conservation and pet stores (This is the possible future wildlife veterinarian speaking, remember).
HOWEVER, children's fiction is not my passion right now, and I knew even as I was writing it that Chilbo was not what I needed to be writing. I expect to some day pick it back up, maybe write some short stories, but not for a while. I have so many things I want to say right now, so many emotions and inspirations, and children's fiction simply wasn't enough for me.
While we're here, let me also say this: I am not doing NaNo this year. It hurts my heart, but my current project is far to important to me and far too complicated to rush. But more on that project later.
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