Happy Sunday, everyone! This time last year, the Litzos had all signed on to participate in National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). We finished the month of November with a 50,000 word very rough draft and some pretty neat winner stickers. We affectionately dubbed that work, “The Franken-Book,” due to its abrupt genre change halfway through and massive plot holes. After heavy rewrites and an additional 35,000 words, it was deemed publishable and put out into the world four months after the end of NaNoWriMo. We won’t tell you which book it is. That’s for the reader to try and figure out.
And here we are again, one week into November. This year, we decided not to participate. Not because it was not a good experience for us, but because we have too much on our plate this year. So, we are doing a modified NaNoWriMo. Instead of working toward a word count goal, we are focusing on finishing our three works in progress before the end of the year. As of November 9th, we’ve added six chapters to the second Gaia manuscript and we’ve turned Holly Virginia over to the beta reader. We’ll also be working on the second half of the Ocular.
Realistically, we’ll get one, maybe two of them out before the end of the year, but hey, you got to have goals.
We’d love to keep chatting but we’ve got work to do. To those of our friends participating in NaNoWriMo, we wish you good luck!
Anne, Nancy and Eric