My updates may be a little far and between this month, but do not fret, I am still here. I have been writing my book like a madman this week, accomplishing 20,000 words in the past 7 days! I have some swelling and pain in my wrist, and even had to go to the doctor to get medication to treat it. Beyond the prescribed medication, I have had to stay with the tylenol so I cannot feel the throbbing from elbow to fingers.
I have been attempting to take it easy with blogging, but it doesn’t help when I am writing so frequently on the novel. I’m easily nailing 2,000 – 4,000 words a day and will probably hit a 5,000 mark before I go to bed this evening.
I have also been swallowing coffee like oxygen to keep awake so I can get the ideas out of my head before crashing. I know that none of this sounds healthy, but every writer knows when motivation hits and when it flees. I am taking full advantage of this crazy, overwhelming burst of creativity!! [Two exclamation marks for the caffeine flowing in my veins.]
Honestly, I do not plan on slowing down anytime soon. Never has been a book so clearly mapped in my head from beginning to finish. For those of you that are unaware, this is actually the prequel to the sequel that I already have completed. I just haven’t released it yet because I had to create the beginning of the story. Why I approached this like a Star Wars movie is beyond me, but it that is how the chips fell.
All and all, it is likely that I will have the rough draft completely finished by the end of the month. [That is the goal!] In any spare time I find, I am going to look at possible publishers to send the draft to. I still plan to self-publish the children’s book this year – at least, for now. But, for the fantasy novel, I will look for representation first.