What Have I Been Up To?

Well, that’s a loaded question. Besides the unavoidable and reoccurring responsibilities that I have to do daily, like: work, school, family, and household duties. I have finished a novel and sent it in for the first round of editing. I also finished a short story and finished the first round of editing. But anticipating my schedule during April, I had signed up for Camp NaNo, which is a much more relaxed version of NaNoWriMo. Thank, God!

So, here I am day eight and I have written almost 5k words and done that first round of editing for my short story. But I have the novel I started to write last year during NaNoWriMo that I did not finish. I am desperately dying to dig into that story. It is so different than anything I have ever tried to write and I need the time to be able to work through scenes and take my time with it. I tried to rush through it during NaNo last year and felt like a complete failure, because the story is a fantasy and I needed time to work through things. Trying to just throw out 50k words is easy when you write something familiar and have the time, but I just couldn’t do it and didn’t get past 25k words.

Now, some of the plans I have for this novel are to take it from 1st person to 3rd person. Work in more detail, backstory, characters, and scenes. Translation from my head to paper doesn’t always happen, but that’s what takes time for me. I need time to work it out and in between editing my two books I’ll have plenty of it. 🙂

So, stay tuned for more info on my books: My Mr. Manny and In My Mother’s Footsteps coming out this summer.