This story is a lot slower than my other ones - there aren't as many action pieces. But I'm loving it all the same. It's letting me explore new things, and I find it refreshing and exciting, even though it isn't very action-y. My new little planner is perfect for keeping count, keeping me accountable, and organizing my days/to-dos. It was a good purchase, I think. 10/10. Will be doing that again.
The inspiration hasn't died. I'm finding myself eager to get writing. The story is constantly in my mind, still. Writing this one is not a slog. It's been that way with other books. And other books were breezier. This is towards the breezier end of the writing for me, which I'm very much enjoying. A good way to get back into writing again.
My monthly goal was 20 000 words. As of the end of last week, the second week of January, I've just edged past it. With two weeks to go, I'm wondering if I might be able to double it. It's unlikely, but I'm pretty sure I can come close. If I can, I'll have crossed the halfway mark of the novel (more or less. Actual final word count is really up to the story itself), and may, if I do nothing more than my goal counts for the rest of the book, have a completed novel an entire month before my self-imposed deadline.
Then the problem becomes editing the damned thing.
That done, the problem will become finding an agent to represent it, or a publishing house willing to publish it.
And there's the rub. I've not had any luck with any of the other novels in trying to secure an agent. This is the stage that I always seem to fall down at.
But I'm not going to think about that. What I am going to do is celebrate a bonza writing week with a well deserved pizza and some wine (I’m writing this on Sunday evening, by the by).