Hi everyone! Sorry it's been a while since I last posted, I've been so busy the past few weeks finishing book 6 of my shifter series and working on NaNo that I've barely had time for anything else. Well I finally finished Gregory's Rebellion and have submitted it to my publishers so now I just have to play the waiting game and concentrate on my NaNo novel which is actually coming along quite well. I'm currently at 17750 words. Not brilliant, but I'm on track to finish on time and that's the important thing I think.
This is my first year taking part in NaNo and I have to say it's a lot harder than I anticipated. Yes I know I write for a living, but 50,000 words in one month is no mean feat. It's certainly not an unrealistic goal, in fact 1,667 words per day is an achievable amount to write even for those that have otherwise busy lifestyles. I suppose it all comes down to how committed you are and how well you cope under pressure. Because of course the problem with NaNo is if you miss a couple of days for whatever reason then you can find yourself scrabbling to keep up and drowning under a very large daily word count.
So my apologies for being out of touch recently. I guess it's true what they say about us writers burying ourselves in a writing cave. But I'm out now! - Well, for the time being, at least until the last week of NaNo when I will probably disappear again until I reach my 50k. ;)
How are you all doing with your NaNo novels this year? Out of all my writing buddies on NaNo, Marie Sexton is doing the best with 22,170 words at the time I wrote this post. Go Marie! And for those interested parties(which includes me!) Marie is writing the spin off to Song of Oestend so I hope you'll all join me in wishing her good luck.