The End of NaNoWriMo

NaNo is coming to a close soon. I normally have a pretty regular schedule for my writing. This month is been go go go the whole time. On the one hand, I’m up to chapter 26, but I’ve been neglecting this blog and my critique partners. I can’t wait to take a bit of a break.

I recently bought Dragon Naturally Speaking and that has helped me get words out faster. That said, I’m now working with chapters that were originally written for book 1, so most of what I’m doing is editing/rewriting to fit the new timeline. Dictation isn’t quite as good for that. It’s much better for just a rough draft getting the story out. I’m using it to write this right now, allowing me to look away from my screen and focus on my fidget. It’s pretty cool, and I’ll have to make a blog post about it when I have more time.

I just wanted to get something up right now. So I thought I’d give you a sneak peek of my chapter titles for book 2. Some of these are placeholders and some of them might change.

working chapter titles

If you’re still working on NaNo and you’re not close to hitting the 50K, remember that it’s about building daily writing habits. Whatever you’ve written this month, that’s more than you had when you started. Keep plugging away. I hope to have my first draft of book 2 finished by the end of December. That means I will have written book 2 in two and half months. Book one, because I had no idea what the fuck I was doing, took seven months.

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