I’m a little stunned that it’s October. I was aware of time passing and all, but dang! Month 10 out of 12 for this year, and I haven’t finished anything. I’ve accomplished a decent amount with book 2 of my big-book series, such as finally figuring out my character, her voice, and making significant edits for clarity and reduced complexity, taking out an earthquake, and removing aspects that I just couldn’t justify the logic for. But I haven’t touched Murder Most Fowl and I’m fairly certain I won’t be finished with the first draft of Isto before the holidays hit. Oi. It’s enough to make a squirrel insecure.
But little by little, I’m making headway. And I’ve been keeping up with my accountability partner, so things are good. I’m making a plan to take a bit of time off in November to see if I can hit the 50K NaNoWriMo mark. No, it won’t be a new project, but if I can tack another 50K onto Isto, I might just be able to reach The End. To do this within the given timeframe, I need to have scenes visualized in my head. And to do that, I need to know where I’m going with it. So this week, my goal with my accountability partner is to figure out all the scenes I need in order to get to The End. Wish me luck (because I suck as a planner).
Oh, on a note of some excellent news, there’s a benefit anthology coming out soon (and I’m in it)! Go add FULL DARK to your TBR list, and keep an eye out for when it hits the digital shelves. All the proceeds will be going to the Gary Sinise Foundation, an organization that does many wonderful things for our country’s active military, its veterans, and the countless first responders who sacrifice so much to keep us safe.
How do you speed up your writing? Are you a planner? Have you added FULL DARK to your list yet?