What I’m Writing
I spent the majority of November working on my new novel, what I’ve decided to call the “Blood Tithe Project” for the time being. As I mentioned last month, I didn’t do a whole lot of preparation for this novel. So the story surprises me a whole lot, and the first two sections gave me a good idea of the structure. I certainly didn’t realize that each section would be about 15,000 words, giving me an estimated final word count of 90,000. That’s a bit daunting. However I did write 30,000 words during NaNo, so that’s only 60,000 more words to go.
Apart from writing those 30,000 words during NaNo, I finished writing the novel I started for Camp NaNoWriMo all the way back in April. I mentioned in my first NaNo update that I wasn’t too thrilled with the main character not rising to the occasion. Despite that, I’m excited to get back into the novel and start editing in a few months.
What I’m Reading
Reading Now: Left to Die by Lisa Jackson
Reading Next: Not sure yet.
In Other News…
National Novel Writing Month concluded yesterday. While I didn’t write 50,000 words, I’m still proud of the more than 35,000 words I did write. Here’s my final, fourth update for NaNoWriMo 2014.
How many words did you write this week? 1,377
What’s your biggest accomplishment this week? I managed to get a bit of writing done in spite of the Thanksgiving holiday and working on other writing projects.
Do you have a favorite scene so far? I wouldn’t say that I have a favorite scene. There are a number of scenes that I like.
Do you have a scene that didn’t quite meet your expectations? There have been several. I just keep reminding myself that I can always change things in the next draft.
Are you sticking to your outline? So far, yes. I still haven’t found the outline, and I’m going to need it soon because I’ll be starting a new section tonight.
What’s your writing routine? Writing hasn’t happened this week.
Have you been keeping up with other writing commitments? I finished them for the month.
Total NaNoWriMo Word Count So Far: 35,738
Words to Goal: 14,262
Days Remaining: 0
How was your November? Did you finish 50,000 words? Or did you end up a bit short?