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Sunday, November 30, 2008

NaNo Winner for the Third Straight Year!

That's right. If you've been checking on my home page, you'll see that I've once again far exceeded the 50K word count goal for "National Novel Writing Month." I finished the rough draft of the third book in the reality series, clocking in at just under 67K. I plan on adding a piece I did earlier to it of about 3.5K, so the total word count of the pre-edited novel will be just over 70K. Not too shabby.

To add more word count in the last days, I'm exploring a spin off, not a sequel, from these books related to a new character that appears in this book. Not sure yet where it will go, but I'm exploring by just writing about him, see where it leads.

As usual, NaNo was a lot of fun, and so far the only way I get a novel written is to do it all in one month. I have four of them now. One will soon be coming out in print, I'm looking for a publisher with one, this one that needs a lot of editing, and my first novel which needs mucho editing, but I believe the concept is sound and worth doing, so at some point I've got to sit down and work on that one. I'm seriously thinking I just need to start from scratch and rewrite it, perhaps a good project for a future NaNo.