All in for Prep-tober…sort of

I have tried and failed at Nanowrimo for years and that’s fine. So this year, I’m not setting myself up for failure by going all in at the beginning, swept away by the frenetic pace of thousands of people eager to get their words down. Instead, I’m planning out a steady and less chaotic schedule of writing, focusing on two different projects. Letting the excitement and camaraderie be the lo-fi playlist that motivates me, I’m hoping that I can approach Nanowrimo this year in a more leisurely and (mentally) healthier space.

Also, I’m kinda gonna do it in October.

See I’ve got other pen names (just as non-productive as this one) and there is one novel that I want to churn out in November, but it’s not for Betty. Betty has to work on her Kindle Vella serial, WOUND: Thirst, and the haunted clock anthology, Striking Thirteen, that she’s been tinkering with like an old watchmaker. So this October the serial gets revised (re-vamped – AHAHAHAHA) and the anthology gets drafted.

The timing is terrible since the anthology won’t be out until next year at the earliest. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ 

As for my boys, Baron and Sykes, and The Shape of Us, I’m outlining their first mystery and will probably work on that in November, but not on the Nanowrimo clock. I hope to have that ready to go before Christmas. I have two bonus stories that I’ll be giving away – how they met and their first Christmas. Just thinking about them makes me smile. So much fluff!

Anyway, recalibration complete. I’ve created a new schedule that hopefully adjusts to my life and takes my idiosyncrasies into account. My main goal is never to write another “I’m abandoning this project” post again.

NOTE: I’ll be updating my Patreon soon and while I have no patrons right now (totally cool), if it’s something you might be interested in, what kind of things do you look for as patron-exclusives? Just curious.

Series updates and another thing

Good morning Thursday. Due to my inability to plan correctly, both of my series– The Shape of Us and WOUND: Thirst –are updating today. Chapter 11 of The Shape of Us is one of my quiet favorites and has a lovely bit about ice cream. On the other side, WOUND: Thirst updates with episode 9 and has one of the best sentences I’ve ever written. I wonder if you can tell which one it is.

Also, in the coming days I’ll be finishing up my outline so I can start writing my novel-length thriller, Sanatoria. I want to chart the process of writing in this blog. It’s had stops and starts before, but I’m giving the outline an overhaul so it feels fresh though familiar.

I also think that working on these series has really helped me define the kind of writer I am and want to continue to be. The kind that just keeps on writing, day after day. I hope you like my stories.

Currently running series:
The Shape of Us at Tapas | Wattpad
WOUND: Thirst at Tapas | Webnovel