No, I didn’t mean NaNoWriMo. Well, maybe I did. Kinda. Sorta.
You see, I LOVE NaNoWriMo. But this year, it’s just not in the cards for me.
Honestly, while chances are slim that I can do it, I’d like to get Riot of Storm and Smoke (Book 2 in the Threats of Sky and Sea series) out to you guys in December. January at the latest. But I’m still revising in order to make it the best book possible, and since I don’t know for sure when I’ll be able to release it, I haven’t scheduled a cover reveal (this cover though… *squeals*), a blog tour, or really… ANYTHING. Because it’s not done enough. It’s not… fully cooked, y’know? It’d be like if I gave you a burger that was cooked rare when you asked for it well-done.
THAT is where NaNoReMo* comes in.**
Because, see, I love the community and energy that comes with NaNoWriMo and I’d like to take advantage of that and participate SOMEHOW. I won’t be posting on the NaNo site– because I’m not sure how I’d update really, but I will be updating this blog!
1) Rewrite Act 3 (roughly 20,000 words– this is job 1, which I WILL be doing on November 1st, when everyone has that mad writing energy)
2) Expand on scenes in Acts 1 & 2.
3) Fine-tune entire draft, shading in plot points added since finishing Draft 1, fixing clunky language, etc., etc.
4) Document progress in weekly videos, covering each day of the past week.
*I highly doubt I’m the first one to come up with this and I make no claims on the name.
**Also, I’m already revising and don’t intend to wait until November 1st to keep going ^_~