I’ve seen the talk increasing over the last few weeks, and think I might actually sign up for NaNoWriMo this year. I never “officially” join in, but the last two years, I did participate on my own. Last year, I wrote almost the entire story of Lily and Aidan (Healing the Mage), even if I did end up cutting a good third of it. The year before was a huge chunk of In The Devil’s Arms (won’t even mention how much of that got cut!). I’ve been toying with which ideas to focus on this time around.
This year, I think I’m going to focus on my sci-fi-ish ms, Prince of the Universe ( a little Highlander influence showing up there!). I’m about 25 pages in with it, and the characters there are really calling to me. Since I’m losing a nice chunk of November this year (family Disney trip, little guy’s b-day, Thanksgiving, though I don’t host, thank God!, and very busy at work), I’ve decided that I will, for the first time ever, see if I can write something less than 100K words. Actually, I may shoot for half that with this story. I’m hopeful, even if my last “short story” ended up at 113K words! I figure the lack of available days may help in that goal.
So we’ll see how it goes with this, for the first time, I have a basic, relatively simple plot, though we’ll see how long that lasts. And, the hero in this story also has a brother, but he’s been patiently waiting for me to get to him. Good thing. He’s got plenty of time to hang out, as long as he doesn’t make a mess of the place, or get too demanding. Because otherwise, I’ll have to banish him to the dark corners of the basement until I’m ready to deal with him.
Authors, are you planning to participate this year? If so, what are your plans for the month?
Welcome to my blog. It’s rather bland for the moment, I will spend some time sprucing the place up soon. Check back to see what craziness I decide to include here.
This will be the place where you can learn about me, my current and future works and various other tidbits I may feel like sharing. My new book, In the Devil’s Arms, is a paranormal BDSM themed novel set in the Magiste community in New Orleans. While the Magiste people are magical, it is unlikely you’ll find much based in real practices of witchcraft and Wicca. I tend to make my own rules for my world. In the Devil’s Arms will be released soon by Noble Romance Publishing.
Currently, I am 3/4 finished with the sequel to In the Devil’s Arms, and I have at least two other books planned for that world. In addition, I also have a WIP that has a sci-fi theme to it, and have a plan for a second book in that series, as well. We’ll see if I’m inspired to do any more in that universe.
Finding the time to get these all written is a challenge, with a full time day job and two children, I tend to suffer from a lack of sleep trying to squeeze everything into every spare minute, but it’s so easy to get lost in my unique worlds, that I don’t mind.
From time to time, I’ll share parts of my work as I progress – particularly difficult scenes always tempt me to share my agony. Doesn’t that just sound like fun?