Buy Godly Expectations (unfinished, but includes free updates)
Well, I did it. I finished (“won”) NaNoWriMo. If you don’t know yet what that is, check out nanowrimo.org. I had to start and write 50,000 words of a novel in the month of November. This is 1667 words per day, every day, all month. I’ve been wanting to write a sequel to my book “Expectations” and now I’ve done that.
It’s taught me that I can write every day, that I can write by dictation with Siri or talk to text apps and in Word. I can access my manuscript from several devices in any location by using Dropbox. In short, I did what it takes.
The book doesn’t have to be ready to publish, you just have to write 50,000 words. So now I am editing, putting in the linked table of contents, and getting ready to upload it everywhere and also to make a paperback.
But it feels so good to have done it! I no longer have to carry that elephant around with me everywhere I go, have it haunt my dreams, and clean up after it. I was constantly aware that I had to keep going or I would lose momentum and it would get away from me. 1667 words isn’t so hard to write. But if you miss a day, or five, that’s 8335 words, it becomes very hard to catch up.
I finished on Saturday, two days early, so this holiday weekend I had time for yard work, baking, knitting, and just reading for fun. I’m so glad it’s done but I plan to do it again. There are a few things I will do differently, like come up with an outline far in advance of next November 1, and possibly plan further ahead for the holidays since Thanksgiving comes right in the final week. But I recommend it to any writer out there. It’s a character builder.
If you’d like to read it in its current form, you can get a free sample download or buy the book at this link. If you buy here at Smashwords for .99 USD, you can come back as often as you want and download a new copy for free, and you want to do this because the book will be edited and polished and then the price will go up. I’ll let you know when that happens too.
Thanks for reading and have a Merry Christmas in a month or so.