Sunday, December 6, 2015

NaNoWriMo 2015

I have failed, yet again, at keeping this updated. It seems every December comes around and I plan to keep this updated and on top of things. Each time I fail. This time I'm not going to promise to keep this updated. But I am going to try my very best to. Sometimes I try to think of things I can post to keep everything updated and on topic, but then I never get around to actually doing it until I have news.

I do have news and a few updates. One involves something I actually didn't fail this year. That would be NaNoWriMo! After all the years of attempting NaNo and letting life get in the way and getting stressed at being behind on my word count schedule and quitting, I stuck with it and WON! I originally wasn't going to do NaNo this year because I am still deep within edits for BRING ME TO LIFE. But a new friend in my NaNo FB group talked me into it and I decided to put BMTL to the side for now and start a new book. I started on the 5th of December, five days into NaNo, and I am so happy that I did! Not only because I won, writing 50, 000 words in one month, but because I finally started and finished my second completed rough draft!

After finishing BMTL, I started a New Adult Paranormal Romance. I got pretty far and I love the story. But work got in the way and I stopped working on it. I do hope to pick it up again at some point, but since finishing BMTL I wasn't able to finish a book I started. Until now. :)

My NaNo project was super fun to write and something different than what I normally write. It's an Adult Romance. Usually I write Young Adult or New Adult, but this story came to me and I had to try my hand at it. It's also different because usually I always have some form of magical or paranormal element in my books, but this is just straight up romance in the world we live in with none of that added in. I've tried many times to write a book with no magical or paranormal elements in it and every time I end up adding something. So this was sort of a challenge for me, but also super fun to write and every night I couldn't wait to get started and work on it.

I finished 50K before NaNoWriMo ended, but didn't complete the rough draft until December 2nd at nearly 55K words. Currently I've been calling it SECOND CHANCE, but that will obviously change at a later date. I always try to give my projects a name so I don't just refer to it by it's genre or my character's names, but I suck at titles, haha.

I'll be adding more as soon as I can on BMTL and also SC. BMTL is still currently in the 2nd draft stages. I've currently set it aside to work on editing SC since I know I can probably get through it faster and work on querying it, then I'll hopefully pick edits back up for it and also start working on SC's 2nd book. My goal is to have the 2nd draft done by April in time for Camp NaNoWriMo in April.

If anyone ever has any questions, feel free to ask! :) Also, how many of you participated in NaNoWriMo?