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This year, two of my goals were to repeat challenges I completed and enjoyed last year.
One is running a half marathon. I have my sights set on one in September, with training to start at the end of June.
The other is NaNoWriMo, which . . . I just finished! But wait, it’s not November!?!?
April is one of the Camp NaNo months the site offers. Thank goodness! While, of course, I could sit down and commit to thirty days of novel writing starting any day of the year, I love the little bar graph on the site that tracks my progress. Small joys, big results.
Today is a day of celebration! I have a third novel on the page, so to speak, and I didn’t have to wait another six months to get it there. There’s a ton of editing work to do on this—the chapters aren’t even in order—but I’m looking forward to that challenge. It’s good to have it out of my head, and it’s taken some twists I can’t wait to push and pursue.
To sum up, current novel standing looks like this:
Novel A: agented, rejected on first round of submissions, major rewrite paused for birth of child
Novel B: November 2014 NaNo novel, editing not yet begun
Novel C: April 2015 Camp NaNo novel, editing to commence mid-May, after a short story edit for writers’ group
And now, it’s time to make dinner.
Stay tuned for another interview coming your way very soon . . .