It’s been some time since I’ve posted anything about projects I’ve been working on. Well, one I have been working on multiple projects as well as having a real job and a life full of, well, life stuff. However, this past November, I needed to get myself back into the process of writing and making something out of nothing.
I happen to love NaNoWriMo. It’s a great way to write 50k words in 30 days. It pushes the limits of the process and I that’s what I needed. I could do this challenge on any given month, but knowing there are thousands of other’s trying at the same time helps. I did it. I’m still in awe that I was able to. I went on a week long vacation where I would get up before the rest of the family, quietly make my coffee, and type away in the kitchen while everything was quiet. It was fantastic. I loved it. Plus coffee.
A few months before I came up with a new idea for a novel and I wrote the prelude out and came up with a few main characters. That was it. I’m not a planner when it comes to writing. I’ve tried it over the years and I’ll be going along with the plan when my characters stop and tell me they will not participate in the plan and I start off roading it. Meaning all the work I did became null in void.
I have since done a read through of this November novel which has been titled, Rowan. I’m still working on the novel with descriptions and grammar. I don’t even have a blurb for it, though I keep making them up in my head. It’s a fantasy novel with a bit of romance and that’s all I’m saying about it for now.
While, this process is taking me a lot longer than it should, I already have a beta reader doing the honors of telling me what she thinks. I’ve gotten various messages from her telling me she loves the novel and when she taken away from reading it she’s mad. I’m happy with those statements because I’m getting reactions. Back to the grind of reading and editing. This used to be the bane of my existence and now I’m enjoying it.