Month Recap: March On

April, as you probably already know, marks the first Camp NaNoWriMo for the 2014 calendar year. Camp will repeat in July (no word yet as to whether or not I will be joining in) and the classic NaNoWriMo will take place, as always-always, in November. I write this March recap from one week into April, and I am happy to say that this time I am keeping pace. In fact, after a rough two days, I actually beat my words written in one day personal best, with 4,000. I will update you further once the whole fiasco is over and The Journey of Clement Fancywater is 50,000 words heavier.

I have set aside The Family Elephant’s Jewels–at half-written–because I simply can not write thousands of words a day on two different books. It would muddy my mind-space. I have also set aside The Night of One Hundred Thieves, at least mostly, while I let some first readers catch up to me in the editing process. They say its best to let a book mellow here and there, anyhow. Consider it mellowing until April is over. Then, the priority will be: update Benevolent cover; The Journey of Clement Fancywater finished; Night of One Hundred Thieves published; The Family Elephant’s Jewels finished and edited; and The Journey of Clement Fancywater edited. Is there a problem with three titles all beginning with “the?”

I spent most of March preparing for Camp NaNoWriMo. I wrote detailed notes about the plot, characters, and setting, did a ton of thinking and even brainstorming with my husband, and read The Writer’s Journey. Watch later this week for the review of that book.

Otherwise, I am still stuck reading Parade’s End by Ford Maddox Ford. I am nearing the end of book two, but still have a third (!!). I have been distracted by reading for work and with the kids, sure, but I am also just finding Parade’s End a very difficult read. Look for that review, hopefully, before the end of the month.

Thanks for listening.


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