November Progress 2020 | Unexpected NaNoWriMo SUCCESS and a Finished Duology

Happy almost-December, friends!

November has been BUSY! I have owned NaNoWriMo, I have published a book, and I feel like plenty of other things must have happened, too, because I’m tired. NaNo always takes it out of me, but I can’t imagine not doing it.

Here are the specifics:


I’m 4k away from winning, and honestly? I can’t believe I’m going to make it! I was so sure I had no chance of reaching 50k this month since I had to juggle NaNo around working at the library, but I did it.

(Or nearly, anyway)

And I couldn’t be prouder of myself <3

Most of those 50,000 words have gone into Blood Song. There’ve been a few developments I did not see coming, so it’s been an exciting discovery journey.

Some of these words went into two separate short stories, one I wrote just because and one I wrote for the collection that will one day accompany the Darkened Light duology.

So, all in all, November was a massive success *high five* I had to set some other things aside (like regular blogging – the podcast transcripts are also available via Buzzsprout and I only read one book this month, so my mini review would have been somewhat bare), and while I don’t want to make excuses, here’s an explanation if you’d care for it:

I have extreme tunnel vision during NaNo *shrugs*

Brightened Shadows


*applauds self*

I’m still waiting on the paperback proof (I’ve had one but it wasn’t right), but it’s nearly there *knocks on wood* *throws salt over shoulder* *crosses fingers*

Despite that delay, the launch was my most successful one to date. Thank you so much to everyone who pre-ordered and bought on the day! Hopefully, this is a sign of things to come in the duology’s future.

These few points may not look like much, but I’m knackered. I’m planning on finishing NaNo either today or tomorrow, and then I’m hoping to sleep the rest of the weekend.

Until next time <3

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