Nov 15, 2013

An Update. Or, I Technically Finished NaNoWriMo Yesterday.

Words Written: 19,788

I don’t recall what I was distracted by last Friday to keep me from getting to green, but Wednesday was a jumble because I was sorting out publishing stuff for TBFM and getting the word out (however marginally). Regardless of that, I technically won NaNo yesterday. My current count for the month of November is 50,206.
What’s even more exciting than that is that I’m under 10k-away from hitting my Million Words in a Year goal!
Unfortunately, I’m not a writer of few goals, and to get Book 2 of Flynn out in February like I’d like to… I have to finish the first draft before the end of November. That means I need to buckle down and get focused. Not something that is easy to do with the approaching holidays!

What I read this week:
Curtsies and Conspiracies by Gail Carriger
Wrayth by Philippa Ballantine


Random thought of the week:
This week, I realized a few things. The one I’m going to talk about is one that should have been obvious to me for a long time.
I love writing endings.
I wrote the final scenes of the final novel in the Flynn Monroe series before I’d published Enemies of a Sort. Yesterday I wrote the final chapter of Book 2 (I’ve had the final scene done since before I finished TBFM. I just love having that ending in place. It makes writing easier, because I can see where I’m headed, and I know how everything has to work out. Can I change it? Sure, and I usually do. But it’s nice having a finish line in place.

News and other things you should really check out!

Even though you probably don't need the reminder, I have two books out now!

Enemies of a Sort (a $0.99 e-book Novella in the Flynn monroe series)
The Betrayal of Flynn Monroe (first Novel in the Flynn Monroe series)
(At present, they're both on Amazon's Best Selling Science Fiction Western Top 20!)

Janice Hardy is helping out Crits for water. You can get a three chapter critique from her, and if you’ve ever read her blog, you know how awesome she is. Auction ends tonight!

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