I had planned to complete my #NaNoWriMo novel by the end of the year, but it's not looking likely. After I finished the 50k words for November, I didn't touch my manuscript again until yesterday, and even then, I wrote just under a thousand words.
Some of this has to do with my day job, which is changing...again. I actually just started a new job about five months ago, but I was recently offered a promotion that was just too good to pass up. So, I'm going back-ish to my last job, but in a different division. That's caused a lot of upheaval in my work life, which has limited the bandwidth I have for writing. But I'm hoping, now that the dust has settled, I can at least write a little each day for the remainder of the month.
Admittedly, it was a pretty lofty goal. I already finished one book this year, and I have edits to do on my first manuscript while I wait to be assigned an editor with my publisher. But I still hope to finish this latest manuscript soon as I really want to spend next year just editing. The only new work I hope to produce is short stories. I need a break from novel writing.
I'm also focusing more on ramping up my marketing strategies for whenever my book releases. I sent my first email out to my list this week and I'm planning to send a survey out soon to get some feedback on cover ideas. If you'd like to follow my journey or vote on the cover I'll propose, please click on the "contact" link and fill in the form!
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