Happy NOVEMBER, my bookworms! And happy NaNoWriMo to those of you who are taking part this year! May your snacks never run out, your caffeine keep you focussed, and your words flow smoothly.
I’m not taking part this year, but I’ve set my own private challenge so I’ll be with you in spirit, just not on the website getting heckled by the progress bar 🙂
What’s that? I’ll finish in January? Gee, thanks, NaNo website And, naturally, despite my complaints, I’ll be doing it next year. Not doing it feels wrong *shrugs*
Relics of Ar’Zac
I finished my first edit of Shadow in Ar’Sanciond ONE day ahead of schedule 😀 It’s something *ahem*
I’m not sure whether I should add this thing or two… *careful not to give spoilers* If I do, I’ll do it in December. It’s not much but I want to look at a different project for a bit, and then it can go to critique partners in January.
Shadow in Ar’Sanciond shares two scenes with Blood of the Dragon, so everything needs to match, which is a new experience I will quite possibly never repeat. Way too much room for errors!
With that out of the way and resting once more, I’ll move on to my re-edits of Rise of the Sparrows. My editor is sending me her first notes at the end of this week, so I can consider her suggestions when I take my own red pen to it myself.
My not-NaNo challenge is to write as much as I can of Blood Song and Blood Vow without the group pressure of a massive word count. Both books combined aren’t far off 50k, but it is less and I’ll be happy with any progress.
Also, the cover reveal is just around the corner, so that’s exciting 🙂 At least, I assume it is. I’ve never commissioned four covers at once before o.o I don’t know how long it’ll take my designer, but I imagine I’ll see the proofs soon.
(Which is so bloody exciting, btw. Seeing my new covers for the first time is one of my favourite parts of this whole process.)
British Book Bash
This is in 10 days and I’m CALM. *screams into paper bag*
Because it’s my first event, I’m not putting any pressure on myself. I’m sharing my table with someone who has done it before (I think), so I’ll have her experience if needed. Otherwise, I’ll just throw my books and bookish swag into a suitcase, put my banner over my shoulder, and train it to Brighton early Saturday morning.
My SO is coming along for support and my parents are flying in, too, so I’m excited to just enjoy the day with other authors and bookworms <3
What are your goals for November? Make a tea (Almighty Kitten knows it’s cold enough in my corner of the world) and let’s talk about to-do lists!