I am back with this new series on my blog called “Writing a Book…” and I am excited to talk about my progress and current thoughts on my book, which I am currently calling “Project Night”. To catch you up really quick, it is a darkish fantasy novel and I am currently working on my first draft of it! I estimate it to be somewhere from 70-100,000 words and am aiming to be finished the first draft by September 5 of this year.
Now for my progress! Last time I posted one of these, I was about 20,000 words into my story but now I have reached my “July goal” of 50,000 words and the month isn’t even over yet. I am very happy with my progress of this book, and have to thank Camp NaNoWriMo for happening at the right time, because I am not sure how far I would be if it wasn’t for their word sprints motivating me when I felt lazy with my work! I really do think I will be able to complete my overall goal of the first draft on time, but I need to write as much as I can from now to August 11, because from August 12-19 I will be unable to write which I am not looking forward to…that is 7 days where I could be getting closer to my goal but it is what it is.
One thing that has not faded since day 1 of my writing is my passion for this story. I keep coming up with new concepts and scenes to add to it, and grow more excited about it each and every day. Most projects I easily get bored with, and toss away after a couple thousand words, but now with Project Night, I am over halfway done and still loving it! That is definitely the most important thing when it comes to writing your story, that you love it and are passionate about wanting to share it with the world.
Anyway, that is all for my “Writing a Book #2” and I hope you enjoyed. Don’t forget to check out my last blog post: Camp NaNoWriMo Week 4: Escaping Writer’s Block!