Yes! It’s almost here again. THE MONTH! The time of year when it feels like you simply have to write every single day. The month when you make any and all excuses to sneak away and tap out a couple of words, or, if you’re lucky, actual, complete sentences. The month when your husband is always looking for you, the house is a constant wreck, and you never know what’s for dinner because…WRITING TAKES PRIORITY.
Which it probably should all the time, but hey, life usually gets in the way.
So this year, like last year, I’m coordinating a group of writers from my local Romance Writering chapter- NEORWA – in a friendly contest (ahem, we came in second last year) to see who writes the most words. It’s a great way to get moving on a new manuscript, or finish an old one (or several-yeah, I’m talking to you- Judy McDonough).
My master plan is to write manuscript #4 in a new urban fantasy series I’ve been working on for a little over a year, fleshing out the next story in the series and completing one of the major storyline arcs. The total number of books will be 7, with a possible shorter epilogue, depending on how things finish up in book 7. It’s a nice break from the Shadows series, with a totally different vibe, and gives me a chance to play around with some new themes and ideas that I can then translate back into other concepts and character development for Shadows.
I’ll keep you posted on our progress! -L