Okay, I really had to ponder whether I was going to post this entry, as I’ve crashed and burned on these kind of things MANY times in the past, but…
I want to do another mad drafting month. Like a NaNoWriMo, but on my own. Nobody but me versus me.
I just hit the 100-page mark on my young-adult, small-town werewolf novel, and I want to finish this sucker this month. Before May 1, that is.
Which means I have about 200 pages more to write. Or 46,000 more words to hit an even 70,000 (okay, that sounds like a lot when I put it that way!). Which breaks down to about 7-8 pages a day, or 1800-2000 words a day.
I didn’t think I’d be able to even attempt that, but I have hope — I finally finished the chapter I’d been stuck on for quite a while this morning, and I’ve got a rough outline that has me pretty stoked to keep on drafting, just to see what happens. Alas, I had a lot of terrible stuff planned for my poor protagonist…
So please, follow along and feel free to cheer and jeer as needed, please! Let’s see if I can get this puppy drafted in April!
Oh, and how ’bout some feedback on titles? Right now I’m using “Family, Pack” as the tentative title. But I also like “Wolf Moon” or “Hunger Moon.” Thoughts???