Thursday, December 3, 2009

The End of November and Nano

All right, I'm a few days late as November is now over and done and so is NaNoWriMo, but I haven't reported my progress. It's because I'm a tad ashamed to say that I didn't finish. I definitely hold myself to a higher stander than anyone else would hold me to and I tend to dwell on the things I don't accomplish. In light of that, I am going to revel in what I have succeeded in doing. I made it over halfway, 26K+, then I switched gears. I went to work on revisions for "Power's Touch". I guess I'm a bit single-minded. After a two week break from this novel, I couldn't stop thinking about it. I had to jump back into it and now the second draft is finished! I'd say that was worth it. Plus I started rewriting the second book in the series - my nano novel last year, "The Grip of Dreams".

Yeah, it doesn't just need revisions. It needs an overhaul, but I'm excited to do it. It's a labor of love that I know many of you can relate to. It is a bit overwhelming though. Where to begin. I read through and fixed portions of the first three chapters, but I need to do even more. I think I'll start by writing an outline. I didn't do this the first time through, but I think it will help the narrative flow and keep it connected to the first book better. Since the second book was written first, I'm afraid of the confusion that might ensue otherwise. Have you ever written a series? What do you do to keep track of everything? I'm a bit of an organizational nut and would love to hear your ideas!

Happy December! It's my favorite month!


  1. Sounds like you did great! By the way, I probably won't be able to read Power's Touch until after the holidays. I'm sure you understand.

  2. Oh I completely understand. Don't worry about it! Thanks for letting me know! :)


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