We are one week into NaNo… Okay… a little over one week since the first of November was on a Friday. Okay, it’s ten days, but details. I don’t math, anyway. That’s crazy talk.f
This past weekend, I had drill, so I wasn’t sure how much writing I would get done. But… I managed to stay ahead of the NaNo goal of 50k. I didn’t meet my personal 2500 words a day goal. I know it’s a lofty goal, but that’s okay. It’s kind of my thing, after all.
After completely switching up the story I wanted to write for NaNo, I was a little apprehensive. It’s not as detailed or excessively planned as the story I meant to write. But that might not be a bad thing, really.
I’m enjoying the story I’m writing. It’s fun, it’s interesting. I think it’ll be the next book I serialize on Patreon, while I’m writing the next arc for the Bloodlines serial and getting the first Bloodlines book edited and ready to publish.
I really want to get the zero
I know a few of you asked me about that book and if it’ll ever get out, and yes, it will. There comes a point in creative work that you need to listen to that creative part of you. There’s the business side, that cracks the whip and makes you work on whatever book you should work on to make deadlines or publishing goals. Then there’s that creative part, the part that makes you love writing, that isn’t always cooperative with the business side. Some times, the two sides are at odds with each other, and you have to pick one or the other.
That’s kind of what happened to me this year. I knew that I should be working on Reapers 3, to meet that “publish 2 books” this year goal I had. But I didn’t feel like it would be my best work if I forced it.
I know I’ve talked about this before, so I won’t dive back into it, but that’s why I’ve been concentrating on all these other stories. I needed the break. I’m happy that I’m starting to think about my Reapers again. I’ve missed them and hopefully, I’ll be working on them soon.
But as of November 10th, I’m sitting at right around 19,000 words. I’m behind for my lofty 75,000 goal, but still on track for regular normal NaNo. I’m actually thinking about changing that lofty goal… Especially after being sick for the last few days. But I’m feeling better today, so I’m thinking I’ll keep striving for that 75k goal. I can do it.
Now, I need to get off here and get a few more words before I need to get ready for work.