It’s my website’s second anniversary!
Wow. Two years already. Where has the time gone? Don’t worry, I’m not going to ask for anything crazy like you guys writing a story with me, because a bunch of you are still doing that! (If anyone wants to join up, we’ve always happy to see new writers. Click here to join.)
Anyway… For this anniversary I’m setting a challenge for MYSELF instead. I feel really behind now, because I took nearly two months to write a query and synopsis for Fire in the Woods.
Did you hear that??? TWO MONTHS. I still want to smack myself in the head.
It’s two months of trying to control my creative juices, and keeping down the new story idea that crept into my head. (I admit I did take two days to outline the idea so it would stop screaming at me to be written.)
Today, I am sitting down for the first time in months and digging back in to the work in progress that I had put on hiatus. Optimal Red is a Dystopian novel for the New Adult market. It is a Prequel to “Last Winter Red”, my first-ever published story in the “Make Believe” Anthology from last year.
Yep. I’m excited too.
I’m starting today with 14,000 already written words, and giving myself a challenge to finish the first draft by mid to late September. It’s going to be tight, because Paper Wishes releases in three weeks (and yes, I am doing a full blog tour to support my baby – Cover should be ready soon!)
I still have final sign-offs to do on The First Day of the New Tomorrow (Which will release in September) and a blog tour for that baby as well. Yep, Mommy’s going to be busy.
But nothing will keep me from writing this time. It’s what we do, right? Although I’m incredibly anal and have plotted out how many words I need to write, and on which days… I look forward to getting back into my world, and my writing routine. I missed it.
Who else out there needs a little kick in the butt to finish????
Race ya to the finish line!
Ready. Set. Go!
- I Finished Writing My Novel! Now What? (Part 1) (amandabumgarner.com)
- I Have Issues (spilledxink.wordpress.com)