Crossing The Finish Line
I did it! I made it!
Um, I think I fried my brain.
But I managed everything I wanted to do by the end of yesterday Yay! Who needs a fully functional brain anyway? Not this writer.
Oh wait, I do need one for today, and the rest of the weekend. Um, actually, I need it for the next 30 days. Eep, I think I’m in trouble now.
So, yeah, as I was saying, all of the edits for the first pass of The Nine are in. It got longer (no surprise), and now stands at 95,442 words. Wow. It also got better though, which makes me happy. After that sprint of editing, the manuscript goes in the drawer, and I move on for a while.
This, of course, means that it’s NaNo time, Camp style. NaNoWriMo started doing the summer camps last year, and so far I’m signed up to do the June one. Your guess is as good as mine regarding me doing the August camp. It depends on whether I feel ready to do the second book in the Necromantic series then, or if I’m drowning in the need to edit the Mirrors trilogy then. For now, June is the focus. As I’ve said before, I’m going to do Where The Ether Flows for this one. I took a look through the outline yesterday (yeah, cutting it a bit fine, I know) and after a few small tweaks, I’m happy with it. I even started my notes for chapter 1 today at work, the first step before I write the chapter. I’ll have to finish those notes before I crack open the netbook and show it some love after a month and a half with nothing. While NaNo is supposed to be 50,000 words in 30 days, and Camp is no exception to that, I’m going to do my usual 60k goal, for the daily goal of 2k. It works for me, so I’m not going to mess with it.
I’m really excited about this, seeing how this unfolds, and letting Devan have his way with my brain. This is going to be fun. I just have to keep focused and not let my day job take up too much of my energy. That shouldn’t be a problem. Writing draft usually just pumps my energy levels up, rather than drawing any off. It’s wonderful, trust me.
Okay, I’m off to get going. I have a novel to write and Devan’s been so patient, in his own way. Time to reward him for that.