So, who’s doing NaNoWriMo? How are you all doing? Anyone hit 10k? 15k? 20k?
Anyone haven’t started yet? 🙂
I’m running a “NaNo Cheater Challenge” on my personal blog. It’s for those who what to harness the energy of NaNoWriMo, but can’t play by their rules. All you need is a goal. There are prizes, including pretty steampunky ones. It’s not too late to sign up.
If you’re writing Steampunk for NaNoWriMo go graffiti the forum over at Steampunk.com — it’s lonely.
For National Novel Writing Month I am attempting to write book 2 in my Aether Chronicles Series. Here’s my progress so far:
Day 1 925
Day 2 1504
Day 3 3430
Day 4 3438
Day 5 3894
Day 6 3654
Total words: 17555
Thus far I have killed someone off, broken hearts, made someone do something they didn’t want to, gotten someone drunk, and left someone stranded in a far off city. I’ve had carousels, hoverboards, burnt cooking, and tree houses. I’m in chapter 5. This is a raw no-holds-bard rougher than rough draft. Any and all of this could change. Especially the opening two chapters. Book 2 started off a little slow, since with my day job I don’t always have time beyond my meager lunch break to write, but I worked up quite the momentum, carried it through the weekend and now have a nice bank of words as a hedge against lean writing days. Usually I reasearch as I go, but I don’t always have time for that, so I’ve been leaving myself notes unless it’s a quick Google, which has been hard for me. fortunately, I haven’t had to create anything brand spanking new yet, but this week will take my characters someplace they didn’t go in book 1 , so we’ll see how long the notes and brackets hold up.
If you need some motivation, the Happily Ever After Blog checks in with some authors doing NaNoWriMo.
I’m going to continue to chip away at this book scene by scene and take the days as they come, high wordcounts and low. That’s my plan for the week. What’s yours?
Also, we have a winner for the Secret Scents locket giveaway…
Congrats, contact me to claim your prize.
Until next week, write on!