014. nanowrimo 2017

It’s that time again! Time for frantic writing, scrambled outlines, and general panic as NaNoWriMo arrives (with something of a bang over here, as we are set to have a typhoon hit tonight). In about a week, it will be November, and that means it’s time to write 50,000 words in one month! Are you doing NaNoWriMo? Because I am!

My NaNo project has changed already – at the beginning of October, I thought for sure I knew what I was doing and had my outline all finished and ready to go! Turns out, my motivation for the project disappeared entirely, but never fear! I am resurrecting (in a way) a very old novel idea and transforming it into something new, and that is my new NaNo 2017 novel project.

Now, to start this, I need to finish The Life Siphon book 2 first draft, which I am almost there with. One more chapter plus the epilogue should finish out Tatsu’s story, and I’ve got nine days to get that done – hopefully no problem! Then, after November, I can go back to the draft with fresh eyes and get the first round of revisions made. (I’m looking at a late spring, early summer release date if all goes well.) With that coming out mid-year, and my novella from NSP due out in mid-February, and chapters of my NaNo project going to my editor in December, it’s possible that I’ll have three things in the pipeline in 2018! That’s incredibly exciting (and cool)!

Is anyone else doing NaNoWriMo? Best of luck reaching 50k to everyone participating! And see you in November – when the pain begins. 🙂