It’s 8 days into NaNoWriMo, also known as November, the month between Halloween and Christmas, and (my personal favorite) “what the fuck is wrong with me? Why am I doing this to myself AGAIN?”
But eight days in and I haven’t quit. I’ve got a bit on the NaNo Rebel side, and added a short story of approximately 4K words to my count, but it was completely written within the last 3 days, so it counts as new words. Today, I’m caught up to my word count goal for NaNo, but a hair behind what I wanted my personal goal to be. But that’s OK. I have several days this week where I know for a fact I’ll have 6 to 8 hours of work time. And more where it’ll be around 4 hours. That’s the advantage of being a full time writer, I suppose.
How is everyone else doing on their NaNo? I have a few friends who are doing it for the first time this year, and they are rocking it out! I’m eager to share our projects at the end of the month. That is, if they’re not too shy!
In other news, in addition to working on NaNo and our secret short story project, I’ve also been maintaining edits on the Parliament of Twilight: Episode 2. It’s looking to be done before the end of the month. Then it’s just sending it on the rounds of beta reading, editing, re-betaing, editing one more time, and the final read-through before it gets formatted and published. Fingers crossed that it will be out for Christmas, but at least the pre-order will be up by then with the Episode itself being out just after the first of the year.
Soon, we will be doing a cover reveal. Not sure of the date, but watch our Facebook page for details!
Well, Day 3 left me with nothing to report, but a frustratingly long night of dealing with crappy customer service. But that was yesterday and this is today.
I’ve kept up my NaNo numbers. Not much ahead of the game at the moment, but I’m hoping that I can fix that in the next couple of days. We have a long block planned for tomorrow that we’re calling our “NaNo PartyTime!” There will be 4 to 6 hours of crazy writing and everyone’s going to get fucked up on fresh brewed tea and Asian chicken with rice! It’ll be a wild time.
And, just to keep the crazy turned up to 11, Nevi and I decided that we needed to write a short story in the middle of NaNo! It’s nearly done now. We’re on the last few paragraphs of the rough draft and then tomorrow, during our crazy party time, I’m going to do the first typing and rough edits.
We’ll see what comes of that. Stay tuned for details!
After ending day 1 with a pretty solid start and a plan that I think that I like for the rest of the month, I’m feeling pretty confident about this NaNo. I’m proud to report that I’ve drafted two of my real life friends to the NaNo cult! And one of them beat me out with our day one word count! I’m feeling a bit competitive now and am going to have to end day 2 with a higher count than her. (You know who you are!)
But seriously, this is actually really cool. I’ve been enjoying NaNo for a while and I hope that they have fun too. And I might FINALLY get those stories out of them that they’ve been hiding for years now!
Other than NaNo, not much else to report. Oh, we’ve been filling up our Etsy store and the Storenvy shop isn’t far behind. We have copies of our illustrated Paperback edition of the Parliament of Twilight: Episode 1, and loads of art prints by Nevi in poster size (13 x 19), regular size (8 x 11) and postcards (4 x 6). There are original characters from the POT series and some stunning fanarts, like these awesome Halloween pics of Ciel and Sebastian from Black Butler (Kuroshitsuji).