At the beginning of this month, I was determined that I was going to have the first draft of my newest book done by the end of the month. I’m estimating it to be around 80,000 words. That’s right. I was going to write 80,000 words in a day. NaNoWriMo is only 50,000 words and a lot of people don’t make it, so I knew I was being ambitious. I was going strong, writing about 3,000 words a day, when something hit me.
My research paper.
Sometimes I forget that I’m still in college. It really sucks remembering that, especially when you have a 3,500 word research paper to write. Plus, there’s also your day job. Because of these responsibilities, I had to push drafting the novel back. It pained my heart to do so, but I’d really like to graduate with grades other than D’s, so it had to be done. However, I’m now proud to say that the paper in question has been submitted, and my coursework for the semester is completed. I do have summer classes, but those don’t start for another month, leaving me with quite a bit of time in between now and then to get some work done.
So it’s back to the writing cave. I’d like to say that I can work overtime and still get the book done on time, but I’m not that stupid. I’m only about a third of the way done, and there’s no way I’m writing 60,000 words in a week. I’m not that stupid. But all is not lost. I still plan to release the novel in the summer, and if I’m lucky, July, but I realize that things often get pushed back. It took me two years to write my first book, and with good reason. I was still figuring it out. Heck, I’m still figuring it out right now. But it’s coming.
Before I go back into the cave, however, I do have some exciting information. I have settled on a title for the second book of The Rogue. I’m throwing it out on the internet so that I can’t change my mind, as I’ve already done half a dozen times. I do really like this one, and I’m so confident in it that I’ve already ordered the book cover, which I hope to be able to show you sometime fairly soon. The title is (drum roll, please) . . . . . . . . . . .
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A Gray Crusade.
Like it? I hope so. Otherwise all of that drama will have been incredibly childish.
Maybe it was anyway.