Writing isn’t a career, it’s a passionate hobby that will never leave me alone until I write down every last word of this story constantly screaming inside my head, “LET ME OUT!” So I do. I write. And what happens next always boggles my mind. You actually read my inner thoughts. I hope you enjoy whats coming next because it’s going to be a whirl wind.
WHAT’S GOING ON IN MY LIFE THESE DAYS…
This year is already flying by, and with it all the writing time I thought I had available to me. I lost so many weekends to – well to be honest, stress. A lot has happened this last year. There is no shame in admitting to the need to just sit down in front of the TV and just be. I will say though, there were far more opportunities to write than normal and I truly believe I’ve written some of my best work (on a pre-edited copy) these last few months. I am really looking forward to the future of A Trial of Petals and Poison and I can’t wait to share it all with you.
Here is where I am at so far in my writing status for the release of Book2 in the Praetorian Rising Series – A Trial of Petals and PoisonStarting at 298,000 words on November 1st
November Goal – Finish second draft of #ATOPAP AND Keep it below 300K words!
I can’t say I COMPLETELY failed at my November goal, more like I blew past 300k and finished 2020 with 335k words for my current manuscript. That is ONLY about 135k more than what I told my editor I was going to do. No big deal. I’m only slightly freaking out.
December Goal – Edit Down to 250k words
Big Fat Fail here, and I have to say though, I’m not mad about it.
February Goal – Final notes and prep for Editor hand off
I SLAYED this goal and I’m really quite impressed with myself for how busy I was that I was able to actually complete this one. Not only did I make it through all of my notes, I had the manuscript ready a whole two weeks EARLY!
March WRITING BREAK — > #ATOPAP to the EDITOR!
A Trial of Petals and Poison is officially in the hands of my editor and now I must wait…….cue the waiting music…..
April Goal – Work on MAPS for Five Shores and Aspera
The MAP FOR THE FIVE SHORES HAS ARRIVED! Oh my word, can I just say I am MORE than impressed by how lovely this map is. Truly it takes my breath away. I can’t wait to create more maps with more details of this world. It’s an addicting thing for sure to be able to see the land of the world I have built in such a tangible way. One day, it will be real and I will be able to walk the streets that Camille Scipio does ❤️