This is a big step for me.
I had already started my new work, Gunslinger Witch, so I couldn’t do NaNoWriMo 2017, however like many of my fellow authors I did follow along. Tonight, I broke the 50K mark at 52,315!
Now of course, many of my fellow authors have also reached this goal but why do I say this is a big step? Because I haven’t written this much since – forever. Seriously. The last full-length work I wrote was Memory in Shadow. Afterwards, when it didn’t do as well as I would have liked, it became nearly impossible for me to write anything. It wasn’t just that, it was also the writing defeat I’ve mentioned on a few occasions. These two things combined thoroughly beat my Muse down.
Before it happened, I could finish a work within one to three months, as previously stated. I haven’t been able to do that for decades. It took me five years to finish Tinderbox and that was because life kept getting in the way. It wasn’t always good.
Then an atomic bomb was dropped on me. I lost my job of ten years. I was WAY STRESSED! As evidenced by my Muses sudden influx of energy that had me writing new short stories for the first time in well – forever. So, in a sense at least writing-wise it was a good thing.
I’m going to take a little break and maybe play some videogames and chill for a bit, then I’m going to finish and will have it ready for editing, probably within another two to three months, depending. I just wish I could buy a bottle of champagne. Oh well, someone have a few glasses for me, OK?