I’ve finished editing both my novellas; I finished editing down my NaNoWriMo 2014 novel [SG] to a novella first, because I wanted to submit it to The Book Smugglers’ novella initiative. Which I did, though I’ve not heard back yet. But on their site they said to wait until August to hear, I believe, so if I haven’t heard anything by then, they’ve decided not to go with my story.
I already wrote a post about me winning NaNoWriMo [OSAA], so I won’t get into that. I am still working on the book though, and I’m nearing the end. I’m still in love with the story, and that’s a good thing, because I still find myself having to force myself to write some days.
I’ve been competing in NaNoWriMo 2015 with [OSAA], and I’m doing quite well, to be honest. I’m hitting the daily word count every time, though it’s not always easy, and I’m earning badges.
So, I’ve been steadily writing ever since handing in my thesis at the end of last month. I’m mostly working on my novella [TBWAH], and my synopsis and query letter for [TEE]. I’m still having a hard time selling my “product,” so to speak, but I’m content with the query draft I have so far. I’ve sent it out to some of my beta readers, to see what they think.
I participated in the National Novel Writing Month, a.k.a. NaNoWriMo, for the first time this year, and I was very worried about it. Not just because writing 50k in one month was never something I thought I could do – it took me three years to finish my 100k manuscript – but also because I had (well, have) to write two papers of 2000 – 2500 words each to write in November/December as well. (I still haven’t truly started on those.)
So, NaNoWriMo [SG] is under way and I’m doing quite well. Let’s hope I can keep this up! I do feel that I haven’t really been challenged yet, mainly because I have two papers to hand in sometime mid-December, but I haven’t started writing them yet (yeah, I know, that’s not like me at all). My supervisor hasn’t given me feedback on a proposal yet and I need to write my papers about a subject similar to or related to that proposal’s subject. So if he could get on that, that would be great. Continue reading