Sorry for missing October's update- it was a nice busy month, with my birthday and Nanowrimo prep and a quiet Halloween and eating pumpkin pie with every meal!- but November was so full. I jumped right into Nanowrimo with a virtual kick-off party at midnight with Allison and Lauren, my writing buds, and then it never really stopped. I love Nanowrimo, so even in a weird year like this with no physical write-ins, it was a return to normalcy. Heck, I think I did better this year because I had no distractions like usual lol. This year, I'll take any silver lining I can get.
I also have two big victories from November to share! I hit 50k for Nanowrimo... AND I FINISHED RUNELESS DRAFT ONE! I'm so freaking happy. The total word count is 327,235- 653 pages. I printed it all out and it takes two binders. So to say the least, it's going to be an undertaking to edit it all. But I have a solid plan for at least the first part of the book, and I'm equal parts nervous and excited to get started. It was a little rough in some parts, but it really started to take shape towards the end and I can't wait to polish it and share it!! :)
Words Written: 55000
Days Worked: 30/30
The House on the Rocks- I kind of put this one on hold because Runeless was taking up so much of my attention, but I want to get back to it this month. Now that I've spent so much time away from it, I'm going to give it one more look-through and take another stab at my query, hopefully get it sent out!
Runeless- I'm trying to keep myself from looking at it too much, to let it sit so I can read it with fresh eyes, but I do plan to edit the prologue at least, since it's been so long since I wrote it. (I wrote it over two years ago! I can hardly believe it.) I also want to work out what edits I want to make over the next year, come up with a schedule. My ambitious goal is to have a draft that's close to publishing by the end of 2021, so I can't afford to do five drafts of this one like I have my other stories.
I'm pretty sure I'm not saying anything new here lol but I've been really enjoying reading the Writer's Digest issues recently. I used to get them from Barnes and Noble, but I subscribed recently when the bookstores closed and that's been so convenient. My favorite section is the poetry one- I don't know much about poetry, so it's cool to find a style and practice with it- and the craft essays have some super interesting thoughts and tips. So if you haven't actually read the magazine, I'd recommend you check it out!
That's all for now! See you next month, and have a great and safe Christmas and New Year! :)
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