And NaNoWriMo ends with the Charlotte Creeping Crud. Why am I not surprised? I spent the last three days of November trying to fight off this latest bit of nastiness floating around Charlotte. I am tempted to blame my lack of 50,000 words on this, but it would be a convenient excuse. To be honest, I just don’t write that fast, and I refuse to give up everything else to win this prize.
I hit the 25,000-word mark for NaNo. This is about average for me. It brought my total word count on The Queen’s Man to 55,000. My goal is still to finish the draft by the end of the year, but we’ll see. This book is in the publishing queue for 2019, behind The Eastern Factor, which will be released in January, and Half-hand, which is planned for late 2018. I have a little time to get it finished.
On a happy note, I received The Eastern Factor back from the editor earlier than I had anticipated. I’ll be going through the final revision, and setting up the book files in the next couple of weeks, which will give me some time for ARC reviews before it is released.
I like to participate in NaNoWriMo because it helps me to focus on my latest project, but winning isn’t normally in the cards for me. My writing philosophy is more along the lines of slow and steady than fast and furious. I wonder if people would go to see that movie?
The Slow and Steady: Tokyo Slow-Mo.
Kinda catchy, right?