I have participated in NaNoWriMo every year since I think 2005, for back when I was in college. I think? I’m pretty sure I started in college, but it’s hard to believe that it’s been around that long…and that I have consistently failed it for nearly a decade now. This year (as with every year, ahem!), I’m determined to finally get it. This year, I actually have a chance, too, as I’ve gotten much better at focusing on my writing and getting shit done since I quite my job back in March. Besides that, I have an August deadline for this book, so I’ve got a good motivation to bust out the first draft so I can start my edits and get my betas, and then do more edits, and some more, and some more still until August 15.
So what have I got in store this year? The Slayer Saga: Heartless, of course! It’s so great to return to these characters and this world after a little bit of a hiatus, and, if it sticks to the outline, fans of the first book are in for an exciting ride. I’m also pretty stoked to continue the series, and I’m off to a great start so far. According to my estimations, I’ll need to write six pages per day to really hit the 50,000 word mark by the end of the month. Got my six pages in last night, and I’m half-way there with it today. Should be finishing up chapter one and moving on to chapter two.
This book includes a return to Paravelle and old friends, a few new friends on the way, and the discovery of some more enemies (of course!). I don’t want to say too much, for those who haven’t read Soulless yet, so get on that, everyone. The Kindle version is still only 99 cents!
Who else is participating in NaNoWriMo? What can you share about your project? I’d love to know!