Phew! Camp Nanowrimo is finally over! I didn’t hit my original goal, but I still managed to be a winner. Fire Blessed is now sitting at a very respectable 67,482 words! And yet, I’m still not finished … Not necessarily a bad thing, but I was hoping to get the first draft done before the Big Vacation next week. Don’t think it’s gonna happen. Which means I get to practice writing while travelling – oooh, how exciting! I’ve finally gotten back the roughly 1,500 words a day habit, and I really don’t want to fall off the wagon again. It does help that the rest of Fire Blessed is all mapped out, so unless I run over a major plot hole I should be able to keep up a good pace until the end. Then straight into book three … is it bad that I get goosebumps when I realize I’m going to be writing an entire series? This time last year I didn’t even anything more than a vague idea for a story. Now I have a book and a half! Well, a little more than half. But you get the idea.
Once the rough draft is finished, I’ll be sending it out to a few beta readers and to my editor. There will, of course, be a celebratory post when that happy day arrives, and there will be cover previews and excerpts shortly after that. If you haven’t read UnBlessed yet, remember that it’s available from Amazon – if you’re an Amazon Prime member or have Kindle Unlimited you can read it for free. Hmm. I probably shouldn’t advertise that. *shrugs*
A last piece of information to share with you all – UnBlessed now has five reviews! I’m a little bummed that more of my readers haven’t added a review yet, but I’ll take what I can get. Especially when they’re all five stars! Quality over quantity, right? Actually, I’m pretty sure the opposite is true in the book world. Oh, well. I’m working on it.