If you don't know what NaNoWriMo is by now, you should absolutely check it out. The Reader's Digest version of it is this: It's a personal challenge in which you task yourself with writing 50,000 words in 30 days. 1,667 words per day in an endurance challenge that is no walk in the park.
This will be my third year doing NaNoWriMo, and if you've noticed it's been a little quiet on my blog lately, this is why. I've been writing like crazy. This year's project? Reprisal, Book III of The Time Weaver Chronicles.
Last night I typed the last of 50,165 words that gave me my NaNoWriMo win for this year. Reprisal has been a lot of fun to write, and while Legacy (Book II of The Time Weaver Chronicles) is much more fantasy than The Time Weaver was, Reprisal brings back that Sci-fi/Urban/Epic cross-genre twist that everybody seemed to love. Malia and Cedric are back, along with one of my favorite villains, Grian, and there are new characters coming too: a blade slinger from Caldoor, another knight from Findoor, more wizards, a mysterious stranger, and more! We revisit Earth and what's been going on there since Seth left, and of course there's plenty of action.
I'm never good at gauging how close to finished I am, but if I was forced to give an estimate, I would say maybe one third. That means the finished Book III will be around 150,000 words, but like I said, I'm not good at estimates.
What's next? NaNoWriMo is an exhausting challenge. I'm gonna take a break for a bit (maybe two or three days to rest my poor brain) and then get back to work on Legacy. I have a deadline to keep after all, and there's still a fair amount of editing to do.
What about 29 Days?
No, nobody has really asked me about this, but the official announcement and call for submissions will go out early December. I'm going to be looking for short stories and articles from people, and I hope y'all will be as enthusiastic about my celebration this year as you were last year.
What about the Galadir Disconsertion?
Remember this? And this? Yep, that's still going on, though things got crazier than I thought. There are four more pages to come, and since nobody has even come close to a solution to the first page, the pot continues to build. Currently, a $34.50 cash prize awaits the person who can solve the puzzle.
I hope everyone is well, and that those who participated in NaNoWriMo are celebrating along with me. There will be more posts about Hydraforge coming in the future, along with more #pitchShredding (because we're getting close to ABNA time)! Stick with me, there's never a dull moment. :)
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