I did it! I got caught up!
Well, until the clock ticked over to midnight I was caught up. I still need to get today’s words in and I’ll be caught up again – and hopefully a bit ahead, even though I have to go back to work today. But, yeah, I can definitely do this.
And I will definitely never do this to myself again – let myself get this far behind on a NaNo event. I’ve been enjoying the challenge of getting caught up, but I don’t think I want to do this on a regular basis.
I have been working on Book Three of The Other Mages trilogy instead of Books One and Two as planned. I now have a totally different beginning to it. (This is my third beginning of it, in case anyone is keeping count.) I’m pretty sure that I like it better than the second one, but it’s missing a lot that I like from the first one, so…
What to do?
The answer is easy – keep on writing this one until it merges into the body of the original, then, when the time comes, print both of them and see what I can do about changing and recombining.
And don’t worry about it until then because the chances are that Book Two will lead to more changes for Book Three anyhow.
(Someday I will learn how to not write books out of order. On second thought, given the mess that is The Academy of the Accord series, it’s too late for me – save yourselves!)