Okay, so I failed miserably at this year’s Script Frenzy. It happens. I failed my first two attempts at NaNoWriMo as well. Excuse: my brain failed me when I tried to wing it. I have come to realize that I can only successfully ‘discovery write’ for a little while and then my lack of preparation becomes all too evident.

Am I depressed about the failure? No, not really. It’s these things that show me where my shortcomings are and how to prevent or at least minimize them. I know what I need to do, to write a complete script of 100 pages or more: outline, outline, research, outline, more research and finish outlining.

On the plus side, while I reached 50K pages for 2010′s NaNo, I have only just recently finished the completed story. It is currently being alpha read by a partner in crime and it is sure to come back with a ton of notes. This is a good thing. I tend to struggle within myself about letting others read my work (good trait for a wanna-be writer right?) and I’m always anxious that it will not be any good at all. And it probably isn’t, but how does one improve without those criticisms? — You can’t, that’s how.