And I bombed. Yep, complete crash and burn. I have lots of excuses. Rydak’s Fall released, Trial by Flame released, I’m self editing a February release and I worked on two books that were difficult to find my groove. As a result without doing last ditch acrobatics, I’m pretty sure I’m finishing the month with 24k and some change. *sigh* I wont let this get me down. There’s next year. It was fun to sprint and meet new and old writer friends as they took up the challenge.
In other news, Jaron’s Promise will be the next release in A World Beyond. I can’t wait for everyone to meet his heroine and watch the two of them explode together. I’ll have the cover ready to post Friday. My newsletter subscribers saw it months ago and now I get to share it with everyone. Maybe sneak a little look at the book for everyone too 🙂
I guess one could say I’m 10 days in though I technically didn’t start until 11/3, I think. At least that’s the story I’m going with. I have made good strides from that disastrous 500 word sprint. I’m currently around 9k and some change. Nothing to write home about but the story is finally moving and I’m playing catch up. I’m not sure I’ll hit 50k but I think I’m going to put forth a pretty good effort. If I hit my stride which is usually after the 20k this is garbage spiel then I’m golden.
So far the hero has been introduced, the heroine has been introduced (I freaking adore her already) and I’m winding in the plot slowly. Oh and I did change the heroine’s name and I’m very pleased and excited with that. Now if only the hero would use it instead of his nickname for her 🙂
This is the final stretch my nano brethren. Almost a full week left to rev the engines and bring your project home at 50k. How are you doing? Stressed? In a panic? If you’re in the US, the holiday this week could be a plus or minus. A plus if you get extra time off to write, a minus if you have family coming and they keep you from hiding away with the laptop 🙂 Whatever the case may be don’t give up. Pour on the heat and make this #nanowrimo your best effort ever. I’m cheering for you!
This year it seems like nano is flying by rather quickly. We’re already 9 day into the national writing marathon and have 2 weekends under our belt. I definitely made up for the sluggish week with a great word count on Friday and Saturday. Of course, Sunday wasn’t as good to me and I closed out with 1800 words bringing my total word count on this project to 29k. The story is rolling along nicely and I’m getting in to the bones of the plot and the romance between my hero and heroine.
If I haven’t said it already, I’m working on a sci-fi and I LOVE my hero. His heroine is perfect for him. The only snag is that she makes jokes occasionally and I have to read them several times and debate removing them. Not because there’s anything wrong with them but because I am NOT a funny writer. At least I don’t think so. You’ll never see my write a comedic romance because I don’t think I can write a funny character or humorous situations but this heroine blurts out stuff and it fits. Even my hero has had a couple of moments where you look at him and go ‘bless his heart’. LOL. Southern style all the way. I’ve decided to let the characters play out as themselves and not force their interactions the way I want. Who knows, maybe others will think they have their funny moments to and I won’t have to duck my head in shame 🙂
To my fellow nano participants there is plenty of time for the story to break that holding point. Plenty of time for you to wrangle the scene in place the way you want to. 100 words are better than a blank page.