For my very first attempt at it, NaNoWriMo is going well.
I’m not going to make the 50k words goal of the normal NaNoWriMo, but I think I’ll get to 30k without too much trouble. And that 30k will make a big dent in two major projects, which is a good thing to happen. Nor am I just doing stream of consciousness writing, but I feel like I’m hitting a good clip and not hitting any real plotting problems so far.
The first project being worked on is Rambles book #2, Festival of Murder. It is over 23k words at this point and everything in the plot is setup or in place. Things have been coming together well on it so far. Am struggling a bit with having so many characters but we’re almost past the intro stage so things should settle out a bit from hereon out.
The second is my reworking of An Empire Forgotten into four novellas of around 30k words each. The first novella is called Alexiandrölarn and describes the meeting of Ancher and Hieronymus and why they must flee the city. It too has been going well at almost 10k words in the last 4 days.
In my spare time I’m working up some short story ideas to release next spring. Would dearly love to remain on a one release a month cycle of something, but come February things are going to get serious around here and I may not have the time. We’ll just have to play it by ear once we get there.
That’s all for now.