This is going to be a short one.
But, on January 1, 2019, I made a goal to write a half a million words by the end of 2019. As of this morning, I have made that said goal. Writing every day has allowed me to make that goal.
Time for me to get back to writing.
If you like what you are reading and wish to support me in my endeavours, please sign up for my newsletter, visit my Amazon Author Page and purchase one of my books. Or buy me a coffee. Your help and support are much appreciated.
So this year has gone off with a bang.
First I’d like to apologize for the lack of blog posts. I have been distracted by NaNo. It happens. For the first bit, I was writing 3k to 4k words a day. I was on track with my double NaNo goals. Then life happens.
And it happens. One day you are going strong, then the next you have fallen behind. All you can do is to try and catch up when you can. We had ordered some Ikea beds for the kids, and it took 3 hours to build them. Each.
Plus I had to go through my storage bin and find some boxes. It’s all delays. Ie. Life.
And it happens. It is not a bad thing. Cause life does that. No need to get anxious or frustrated by it. And if it weren’t NaNo, there would be no need to try and catch up. It is best not to. It is best not to be stressed by something that is outside of your control. It happens.
My NaNo, it is Nov 11, 2017, and I am at 28k words. I am supposed to be at 36k words by today. But that is only cause I am crazy and I am doing a double NaNo. Typically, I would have to have written 18K words.
So, that means I am a touch behind, but still going strong. I have also finished the first draft of the Evana Story. It is done. Time to move on to Book 3 of my Space Courier story.
Wish me luck.
Until next time.
It is currently 9:30pm on Oct 31, 2017. In no time at all, I will be starting the chaos of November. But I am crazy, and I don’t plan on doing a simple NaNo month. I want to try and to do a double NaNo. That means 100k words. In a month.
Why do I do this to myself? Am I truly crazy? Don’t answer that.
I am writing eight children stories. First up are the five early chapter books that I am writing with my daughter. It is about Evana Sweetland. A seven-year-old who must collect scattered gems around the area. Why would a seven-year-old do this? I don’t know. It is a kids book.
Luckily each book is only 5k words each. I don’t know if that will make it easier or not, but here’s to hope.
After I am done those five books, the plan is to write the remaining 3 middle-grade books that I am writing with my son. The story is about Des O’Neal. A thirteen-year-old boy who must save the space station colony from saboteurs. The station orbits Jupiter. That is 25k words each.
Now I know what you are thinking. Writing that many words each day with kids dictating it? No, It is not being written that way. The plan is for me to put it in prose, but the kids and I have put together outlines for me to work off of.
That’s the plan. 100k words in 30 days. That is 3333 words a day. As I have said before, “If your dreams don’t scare you, they’re not big enough.”
So I may not be posting as much as I have been in the last week or so, but I will not get to the point where I was in the six months before. I will post about once a week, maybe little updates on how I am progressing. We will see what it brings.
Until next time.