NaNoWriMo Update

More than two thirds of the way through November — seems like the perfect time for a NaNoWriMo update!

I’m failing miserably.

First, I started re-writing a fantasy story I’ve been playing around with for the past six years. I got 15k words in, and realized I was writing Star Wars Episode 1 when I should have been writing Episode 4. Dang. Switched over to my original plan — Book 3 of the Imminent Danger series — and got the first two chapters tapped out with relative ease. Then started daydreaming in the shower about the fantasy story, except this time Episode 4 instead of Episode 1. Lost all interest in Imminent Danger Book 3. This morning, was randomly inspired in the shower again and now am eager to get back to work on Imminent Danger Book 3 again.

My muse is wildly unreliable, and she’s driving me nuts. Also, she only seems to come to me in the shower, which means I now shower for about 45 minutes a day. My roommates have learned to take their showers either before me, or an hour after me, otherwise they get no hot water. Sigh.

In related news, my IndieGoGo campaign is still going on, and tragically we’re $50 short of the goal. Nooooooes! So if you’re interested in snatching up a signed copy of the shiny new Imminent Danger, complete with revised text and gorgeous cover art, pop over to the campaign and claim your copy today! The campaign ends around Dec 9, but the sooner we hit the goal, the sooner I can start coming up with awesome stretch goal prizes to give all the awesome people who’ve donated.

How go your NaNoWriMo attempts? Or if you’re boycotting NaNoWriMo, how go your non-NaNoWriMo-writing attempts?

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11 thoughts on “NaNoWriMo Update

  1. I reread my first three James & Catskinner novels and am now about 16,000 words into number four. It’s going good.

  2. Maybe you have two competing muses who like to take lots of showers? Seriously, though, better to be working on two projects than none. I beavered away on my latest for a week or so, then retreated to “research.” But at least I’m getting ideas and scribbling them down. I have a feeling I’ll write out the scenes that excite me and glue them together later. That feels like cheating, but is way better than not writing at all.
    Good luck with the struggle of the muses!

    • Maybe my muses are actually mermaids? That would explain their affinity for water …

      Heck, getting ideas is half the writing process. And I’m 100% on board with writing random scenes and shoving them together. As long as you end up with a finished product that vaguely resembles a novel, mission accomplished!

  3. I hope you’ll continue with your WIP, even if a win isn’t in the cards. At least you’ll have a start to the novel you’ll finish soon!

    • I’m doing my best 🙂 Knocked out 3k words last night, so even if I’m still ludicrously behind, at least it wasn’t as bad as yesterday, lol. Thanks for the encouragement!

  4. I hate when that muse gets me in the shower. I always forget the life changing idea I had by the time I towel off.

  5. Nano? Oh, crap. What’s today? 1 December! Knew there was something I had to do! Ah, well. I guess that’s a fail, too. 😉

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