Nanovember was a bit nuts. I didn’t get all the way to 50k, but I did manage to finish up a novella–at least the first draft. I sub’d the first 5 pages and blurb to Entangled to see if they’re interested in seeing a full. If not, I’ll probably shop it around. I think it’s a strong piece about love and loss and hope for the future. This one is pretty near and dear to me thanks to the subject matter. I need to step away from it for a few days and see if I’m TOO close.
Sometimes you can’t see the old forest for the trees when you are close to a story. The urge to edit it right away is sitting there on my shoulder…but I’m trying to be smart about it.
Next novel on the docket…my original story idea for NaNo. LOL The Kiss Contract, which will be book 1 of the Kiss Kakes series that my CP and I are developing.
Right now? A little Christmas fun with some online people that started me on this lovely and long road to publication.
Insert the END!
YAY! Novella finshed.
Original plan 23k…ending plan–um, 32k.
LOL Whoops. Evidently Tessa and Royal had more to say. Edits to follow, but I need a break from them for a few days to let all the crap settle. NaNo numbers at 38,393 for the month so far.
I’m hoping to supplement the remaining 12k that I owe with the short story I’m writing. We’ll see how it goes.
I don’t think I’ll be making it to 50k, but I am happy with a finished novella for the month. More than I have been doing that’s for sure. And…of course…I totally figured out a spin off book from this one. Man, I just can’t write a single story. LOL
Tessa and Royal are a really good set of characters and Mercy and Alaric feel like they’re going to be just the same. Now to figure out just what I’m going to do next.
It’s not perfect, and it’s not ahead, but the words were flowing for the first time since I opened this particular story. Usually the beginning of the story is where I excel, but dang…this story has been a little off from the start.
But no more.
I’m getting to know Molly finally and Dillon is showing his uptight side that will be fun to tear down.
Hiatus for the next few days for a mini-trip. Ill timed, but I’m going to take the time to decompress and get going again when I get back. I’m bringing the laptop with me to try and get some words in on the downtime. The people I’m hanging with aren’t quite the night owls I am.
Decent wordage. I managed to get 2k under my belt. I was looking for more, but I’m not going to make myself insane about it. I even managed to have the H/h in the same room within the first chapter! YAY
Doesn’t happen to me very often. I tend to have to shave off a lot of the first chapter. WOOT! Onward and upward to day 3
Well…my blog will be all about my NaNo progress this month. If you’ve never heard of NaNoWriMo, then you can head over here to take a look.
Essentially, a bunch of crazies–myself included–will be ass in chair hands on the keys for 30 days to finish a novel that must be at least 50k words. Sounds daunting doesn’t it? I’ve done it exactly once. LOL But that one book actually got published, so I’m hoping that the magic will return and get me another contract.
I’m excited about my novel. It’s going to be the first in a series with my bestie and CP, Cari Quinn. So we’ll probably be pissing and moaning in equal fervor. She’s working on a few different projects to make up her 50k. I’m going to stay with one.
The Kiss Contract is set in Salem, MA and stars Kiss Kakes, a bakery that sits on the main street of the charming and gorgeous town. I’ve visited Salem. it’s like a town inside a town. There’s this almost ageless part that feels like an old novel in between the bustling city structure that is typical New England. I hope to show some of those dichotomies in the story as I go.
Here’s to 5000 words my first day. I gotta get ahead to enjoy my long weekend with my crazy Jovi/Foosball girls.
So…it’s that time again. I love and hate NaNo. I love it because it got me my first pub’d book. I hate it because there’s a lot to live up to at this point. I haven’t successfully made it through a NaNo SINCE Nate and Miranda’s book…and that was back in 2008…I think.
Crap…yeah, that long ago.
Oh I’ve written other books, but I’m reeeally bad at FINISHING a MS. If I want a career…duh…then I have to learn how to finish a damn book and move onto the next one. I’m taking Candy Haven’s FastDraft course and it’s helping, but I still get in my own way. Thankfully I have such awesome people that help me keep on track–especially now. Between my awesome CP and my SWAG group, there’s more support in my life now than ever.
And there’s another project in the think tank with my CP, Cari Quinn. We’re going to give this a go, so we’ve got to work hard to fit this project in with all the other things we have going. Cari is especially busy with more than one flaming iron in the fire. The girl makes me look positively sluggish when it comes to career planning. Holy CRAP. LOL
So, book one is going to get vomited out during NaNo and we’ll see if we have a viable option for a series. Kiss Kakes–set in Salem, MA is going to be a joint venture between the two of us, 2 books each. And lucky me, I get book 1.
Here’s to getting Dillon’s story told.
*crosses buttercream frosted fingers*