It's almost November, which means National Novel Writer's Month
is about to begin.
Now, originally, I was planning on have you guys -- my loyal (or intermittent) blog readers -- pick the 50,000 fanfic I was going to write out of three options. Alas, Facing Fearful Odds
still isn't done, so I can't take November off.
But here's what I'm going to do in November. I am going to finish Facing Fearful Odds: Book 1
... and then, however many words I have left out of that 50,000, I'm going to start writing Book 2
and KEEP WRITING
until I do 50,000 words total for FFO in November
Yes, yes. I know this isn't quite in the spirit of NaNoWriMo, but it's what I'm doing it, so screw the rules. I'm going to write 50,000 words worth of prose for Facing Fearful Odds
in November. I'm going to finish Book 1, because it has less than fifty thousand words left in it, and then I'm going to start Book 2. This does NOT mean I am abandoning Taking Sights.
After I've hit my 50,000 word goal and the final chapters of FFO
are away at the beta, I fully intend to begin writing the final ten chapters of Taking Sights
. I've said several times on this blog that I would finish Taking Sights
after I had FFO: Book 1
done... and I'm still saying that. Once Taking Sights
is done, I'll be going back to work on FFO: Book 2
, carrying on from whatever chapter/point I'm at whichI finally hit that 50,000 word goal for NaNoWriMo.
So here's what I'm going to be doing. Tomorrow, on November 1st, I'll be making a new sticky post at the top of this blog. It will track my word count for NaNoWriMo. I will be updating it each day, be it that I write ten thousand words in one sitting or zero for a whole day. Any words of encouragement, threats, or random NaNoWriMo-related queries can be put there.
Tomorrow is November 1st. The end of Facing Fearful Odds: Book 1
is at hand...