Last night, I was able to get a fair jump on catching up some on NaNoWriMo.  I think my story is shaping up nicely, although I'm already thinking about all of the editing I'll be doing on it.  :)  I'm trying not to do it now, as the main point of NaNo, as I understand it, is to get the first (very rough) draft finished.  It must have a beginning, a middle, and an end.  Then I have all the time I need to whip it into shape afterward.  That's my understanding, obviously, but that's what I'm trying to do.  I'm hoping by the time I do the first revision, I'll have a book worth showing my First Readers for feedback.  :) 

I'm very lucky to have three people interested in reading it.  My Hubby (who doesn't read romance, but knows a lot about construction, so he'll be able to point out any errors I've made with the story there), my Mom (who does read romance and paranormal, along with a host of other things, and who I got my addiction to reading from, Thank You, Mom!!!!), and my friend Melissa (she'll always be Missy to me, who reads as voraciously as I do, and has been my guinea pig since we were fifteen, reading angsty poetry to each other and encouraging each other in our writing... she's also an excellent copyeditor, so she'll have her work cut out for her... hehehehe).  :) 

So I have some awesome first readers, and I'm looking forward to being able to have a manuscript that I can show them, even if it's still a couple of months out.  They're already looking forward to reading my second and third book in my witchy/pagan series, as much, I think, as I'm looking forward to writing them!  :)  Now just to see if an agent or publisher will be interested in publishing them... and that thought brings on cold sweats, so we won't go there yet.  I'm going to have to depend on my husband to keep me motivated to send it out the door when that time comes. 

But I'm getting way, way ahead of myself.  It's shaping up to look like the first draft will be more than 50K long, but I'm still hoping to finish in the next 11 days, to qualify to "win" NaNoWriMo.  So, we'll see.  I can use all the good luck, good wishes, good vibes, and/or prayers you care to send!  :)

1 comment:

  1. So glad you're finally moving forward with this talent you have for writing...can hardly wait to read the first or 40th draft...whichever you have I'll read! Love you