I’m not really done at all.
BUT BUT BUT! Yesterday, November 24, 2015, I hit my 50,000 words to WIN at 2015 NaNoWriMo.
Last year I won on November 23. I’m trying hard not to let it get to me that I was a day slower this year. This November was pretty busy. I took a professional certification exam on the 11th (and in 1-4 weeks, I should hear if I passed. Wankers.) and I traveled for work last week (and also my train killed a person, which totally ruined my word count for the the evening as well as ruining other people’s lives and my ability to ride anything with wheels or the equivalent comfortably – DON’T RACE THE TRAIN, MORONS! AND IF THE GATE IS DOWN, JUST WAIT.).
So, busy month!
Plus, you know, job. Job that I love with the intensity of a thousand
black holes suns.
But I did it. I got 50,000 words into the newest book in twenty-four days. That’s writing a little under 2100 words a day while also parenting and working and commuting and being a good(ish?) partner and friend.
So, I’m totally a winner.
I have a shirt that says so and everything.
The big question looms, though!
Next I finish this book, which is the first in a new series.
Next I send out my other book (the first in the previous series) to three more beta readers (PSM Cat was my first reader).
Next I start edits on either current book OR book 2 in the first series.
Next I outline book 2 in the new series.
Next I need to do revisions on book one in original series based on reader feedback.
Next I hire an editor/try to get an agent/self-pub/a little unclear on this one – still kind of hoping for a six figure advance on my new book deal.
Next I just keep writing and editing and writing and editing.
Also next? I need to figure out when I’m going to go for a run, because November always kills my fitness, what will the obsessive writing and still having a job thing.
Next, I just keep writing.