So, we’re coming up to the end of this July’s hair-raising, totally crazy, and somewhat intense Camp NaNoWriMo. The music has been playing, the story has been stop-start like a modern car, and the coffee has been well and truly flowing (from the kettle to my cup to my stomach).
I’m feeling pretty confident that I’ll reach my goal in time, especially after yesterday evening lent me a good three thousand words! I’ve only got about 3,500 words left to write to reach that big 50,000 words goal and complete yet another NaNoWriMo challenge. Hopefully I’ll avoid the insanity of November 2011 when I wrote over 10,000 words on the last day just to make the goal. I was dead on my feet by the end of it, and I was writing at a rate of about 1,500 words an hour that day.
However, I’m happy that I’ve only got to write over 1100 words a day in order to make the grade; as the story is reaching its thrilling finale (I would say that though, wouldn’t I?) the thoughts are flowing once again and I’m even hoping that I’ll finish before the deadline, or at the very least, only have to write a few hundred words on the last day.
Of course, once the story’s done, it’ll be onto editing the book and sending it out to a few readers to check over and let me know what they think. While I’m waiting to hear back on that, I’m going to make sure everything is in place for me to self-publish it. Once I get my feedback, I’ll crack on with editing, and fingers crossed, I’ll have it ready by mid-September. Once Hikari’s Coma is out, of course, you can be damn sure I’ll be back to working on Industrial Espionage.
I’ve also had an idea for another standalone story, which might even be my November NaNoWriMo project, but for the time being, it’s all hush-hush. All I can say is that it involves one of the side characters from Hikari’s Coma working with an agency dedicated to preserving some historical artefacts that others would see destroyed. It’ll make much more sense once you read Hikari’s Coma, trust me!
Anyway, like I said, I’m making excellent progress, and I should have some more blogs up soon. Keep posted, and I’ll keep posting.
- Camp NaNoWriMo: Race to 20K (kathrynridley.wordpress.com)
- I won Camp NaNoWriMo (besisbored.wordpress.com)
- Camp NaNoWriMo 2013 (forgetmenotshan.wordpress.com)
- NaNoWriMo (scripturientauthor.wordpress.com)
- Camp NaNoWriMo and the Final Outcome (kisawhipkey.com)
- NaNoWriMo and Deadlines (ebthompson93.wordpress.com)
- NaNoWriMo (esotericinternetnight.wordpress.com)