This morning I finished up my rough draft of the sequel to Under Order. I’m seriously excited about this book. It has twists, craziness, fun and mystery. It has the unexpected! I really love it, so much – which is good, I suppose, since I wrote it. I can only hope my readers like it, too.
BUT, I’m going to set the draft aside for a month. I think it is wise to give myself a break from a long novel before editing it. Short stories? Sure, give it a few days and edit away. But this novel is topping at 120,000 words and frankly I need a break.
I was just in time finishing up the sequel so I can concentrate my efforts on NaNoWriMo. After I finished the draft, I made the outline for the book I’ll write during November, which is National Novel Writing Month. I decided to do something different for me, for learning’s sake. Who knows if it will be any good. I’m going to delve into a bit of Science Fiction mixed with a little bit of BDSM and I think it will be really fun. We’ll see how it goes. I’ll be sure to post excerpts!
Are any of you doing NaNoWriMo? Feel free to add me as a buddy; I just recently joined the site. I’d love to know what you’re working on.