Twenty-one days into National Novel Writing Month, I have written over 35K words and reached Chapter 13. There are 9 days and 15K words remaining to reach the goal.
I really enjoy the way the novel is going so far. It is very unusual for me that I didn’t plot or plan the novel the way I usually do. Usually, I would plan months in advance every detail for every chapter, outline all of the plot’s twists and turns, write character sketches, etc., but not this time. There just wasn’t enough time to get that done before NaNoWriMo started on November 1st. So now, I’m winging it. What I did know though is how the third book starts and how it must end. In the mean time, I’m discovering the details of the story from here to there as I make it up. It’s fun. I like it. Well, you’ve got to try something different once in a while. There will still be the edits, lots of edits, after the first draft is done.
Besides working on Book 3, I am taking care of Book 2. I received the whole box filled with Book 2 on Thursday. Those books are contributor copies, copyright application copies, and friends and family copies. I very much enjoy this part, when the book is all done and published, to give several of copies away as gifts. I also brought two copies to the local library that took my first book as well. Hopefully, the readers will like and enjoy this second story as much as I enjoyed writing it.