Well, NaNoWriMo 2018 is over, and I’m a loser.
However, I still call that a win. As far as the aim of 50,000 words written for the month of November, I lost. I wrote a grand total of 37,431 words, which was almost double my normal monthly word count in any other non-NaNo month.
November was nuts, and I was almost out of fucks to give. I was already having all of December as leave from my day job to work on Crematoria Online, so the urgency of scrambling for those last 13k words in November was missing.
Regardless, I did a lot of good work, and I’m proud of that. Here’s the state of play with my next series, Crematoria Online, as of right now:
Book 1: Rise of the Crimson Order: 570 pages written. First draft 95% complete.
Book 2: Rage of the Lightless Depths: 143 pages written. First draft about 20% complete, but I think it’s going to be a long one.
Book 3: Wrath of the Sanguine Scourge: plotted, yet to commence the first draft.
I’m taking the month of December to work my arse off on this series, which I’m launching in the new year.
I’ve seen some in-progress shots from my artist of the Rise of the Crimson Order cover, and I can’t wait to be able to share it with you all.
I hope you achieved what you wanted to in NaNoWriMo. Use that energy you harnessed in November to fuel your writing in the months to come. Don’t let the fire burn down to ashes. Keep the embers smouldering.