I am proud to announce that my first stand alone book in the world of the Dragongar, The Spiritcaster, is finished. (big sigh!) As I have said several times today, there is little that is more satisfying then finishing a piece of novel length fiction. It's easily the best and most satisfying thing I've ever written. This ended up at 103K, and was written in less then two months. 40 writing days, according to the careful stats I kept on my progress. It also ended up being the longest, and I thought it would be the shortest. The other novels? Each took about 8 or 9 months.
I think I have WriMo-itis. I engaged myself in the noble pursuit of 50K during the month of November (NaNoWriMo) and won handily in 22 days. Then continued on with NaNoFiMo to finish. Thanks to the NaNoWriMo sight, I also found JaNoWriMo and WriDaNoJu (Write a Damn Novel in June). I've planned my next years writing goals around these WriMo's.
Here are my goals for next year:
Jan and Feb
Write The Endways of the Gods: a multidimensional fantasy/sci fi mix
NaNoEdMo: edit The Spiritcaster
Finish the last 10k or so on a book called The Rabid Horses of Valdor
a fantasy/romance type deal
Also: hoping to have Spiritcaster out to betas
Work on edits to Spiritcaster, synopsis and query
June and July
Write a book to be decided, there are 3 possibles
Edit Endways of the Gods
Edit Rabid Horses of Valdor
Edit whatever won the June/July book idea
Nov and December
Write one of the two that didn't win the June/July race
Have you turned your eye toward next year yet?