I plan on writing my next manuscript in July. I’m participating in Camp NaNoWriMo, so I’ve got that extra drive to see it through to completion. The story is mapped out, the major characters defined. I’ve even drawn a map of the world to scale. I’ve already started writing scenes in my head. I am SO EXCITED to finally start writing again! The elevator pitch I came up with today:
After finding a talking sword, Jaq gets caught up in a quest to save her brother’s life and countless others. To succeed, she must slay a monstrous beast with only the help of the sword, which happens to abhor bloodshed.
My other July baby is an actual baby. Guess what, readers? I’m having a baby! No, not in nine months. More like, in one. I’m currently 37 weeks pregnant and due July 18th.
So why am I taking on a writing project right before my baby is due? Three reasons:
- I’d like to get as much of this story drafted as I can before the baby comes. Because I’m going to be super busy kissing and cuddling a newborn soon.
- Judging by my November NaNoWriMo stats, I should be able to complete or write a good chunk of this manuscript before July 18th. But also:
- I tend to hold onto my babies until 42 weeks, meaning this baby might not actually be born until the first week of August. That gives me PLENTY of time to complete a manuscript!
I might post less over the next few months since things will be pretty busy around here. I’ve got a book related post planned for next week that I’m already working on, and I’ll probably do an update on my Camp NaNoWriMo stats (We are cabin Spotted Sasquatch. Hit me up if you are still looking for a cabin to join!). Hopefully, I won’t disappear altogether, but if I do, at least now you’ll know the reason why!