I crawled into bed at 4:30 this morning with another NaNoWriMo win under my belt. I was so close and so tired and I kept thinking I could finish in the morning or early afternoon before work but I was afraid of computer trouble so I kept on writing.
So, what’s next?
Well, the next first thing is to catch up on the Sunday Snippet blog hop from last week and this past Sunday. I’ll start that after work tonight and hope to finish it tomorrow.
Then I have some Pocket Letters to focus on and I’m going to hit them hard on my days off this week.
And there’s Onyx Sun to finish the revisions on and release, but I think I’m adding that to next year’s goals, because tomorrow is December 1st so it’s back to the 1K-a-Day Challenge. I haven’t decided if I’m going to finish Hedge House (I still need to write the big battle and then the final scene) or get back to work on Book 6 of The Academy of the Accord series in hopes of finishing it before the end of the year so I can focus on getting the series edited next year.
I also have to decide what to do with Hedge House. Right now it has a very sharp break that makes it seem like two different novels, so my options are to either go back and rewrite it so that it follows the original outline (which will give it a smoother transition), or turn it into two books (which will be published together).
But that can wait. It’s recommended to put some time between writing and revising so you can go back with a fresher eye.
Plus, in addition to the 31k I need for December, I still “owe” about 9k for September (for Book Two of The Other Mages); 27k for October (for Book 6 of The Academy of the Accord); and 10k for November to hopefully finish Hedge House. (I had a personal goal of 60k for November.)
So, that’s roughly 46k owed to the challenge. Technically that’s way out of the range of the challenge I set myself, but for some reason I don’t feel like I’ll have completed it without finishing the monthly goals, so I will finish them, although not likely before the end of the year.
Unless, of course, I decide that writing 77,000 words in 31 days while trying to keep up with other things is a good idea…
Which it isn’t.