Hello everybody – So my video game break is over and I’m hard at work writing again. No more games until October 25th. It’s hard for me to give them up like this, but I’m focusing on my writing more than ever now and I’m accomplishing a lot and feeling good about myself again.
My goals for this month are:
1 – Finish a detailed outline of my NaNoWriMo novel, which I’m calling A Ringing in the Dark – for now anyways. It’s a dark fantasy that feels like a mixture of The Wizard of Oz and Hellraiser. I’m really enjoying the creation of it so far. It is going to be a self-contained novel – no series or sequels here – and will probably be my longest novel to date – as an adult fantasy novel, that is no surprise really.
2 – Do a second draft of Haint Blue – I like a lot of things about that first draft, but there’s a ton to improve upon. Right now the draft is at about 30,000 words. I plan to expand on some of the storylines and restructure the story, adding a good 20,000 words to it. During the first draft, I was thinking it would be a novella, but now I’m convinced it will become a full novel.
3 – I was thinking I might write a short story this month as well, but I don’t see that happening. I just don’t think I’m going to have time after doing the first two things on this list. I have an idea in my head that’s kind of a cyberpunk story about a guy who works at a pawnshop. Hopefully I’ll get a chance to write it soon.