November Wrap Up
Greetings, friends! November was quite productive for writing, as I hit 50k on Thanksgiving for NaNoWriMo. Some people apparently don’t know what that is, so I’ll explain. National Novel Writing Month occurs every November, and writers from all over the world attempt to write 50,000 words during the thirty days of the month. Averaging almost 1700 words a day isn’t easy!
After finishing the first act of my third novel, Our Sister’s Mage, I sat down and tried to reorganize the outline for the rest of it. I ran into so many problems! I finally realized I had too many threads for the size I was thinking it would be (which was the size of my second novel), and briefly considered getting rid of some. Then I remembered I’m writing epic fantasy so more words really aren’t a problem! What this means thoug,h is I have no real idea of when I’ll complete the draft, even if I hit my goal of 1,000 words a day. Guess we’ll all be surprised!
I’ve been getting some feedback on my second novel, Dragon Herald. People seem to like the first few chapters, where I’ve done a lot of revisions over time. The book as a whole though may be lacking, especially toward the end. Actually, I know it is lacking at the end. Once I finish the first draft of the Mage book, I plan to go back and revise this further while the Mage draft rests for a bit. We’ll see how it goes!
The first novel is published here on the blog, for now. You can find all the chapters of Defiant here.