As I posted back before February, I was given a challenge to basically do another Nanowrimo in February, when people weren't as busy. I accepted, but told myself I wouldn't be upset if I didn't "win" like I normally do (aka over 50,000 words in a month), especially since February has fewer days.
Well, I had an idea for a story set in college, and as of February 23rd, I finished the first draft at almost 68,000 words. It was even better than I expected.
I know it will need editing, but it was such a joy to write. As the words flowed out, I discovered even more depths and lessons that my characters needed to learn. I got to learn about different majors than I had myself in school. And I created a school that included quite a few things I love from several schools in real life.
But best of all? I got to plan a wedding. And imagine a future for my characters that they could dream about. I got to go back and relive some of my own college experience through theirs. And it was fun. Although it did leave me dreaming about being back in school, too, which was not as fun.
If you want a bit more of a sneak peek in some of my inspiration for this story, check out my pinterest board here.
So, what now?
Well, I need to finish up some of my own edits before I send my manuscripts in to my "real" editor so they can release later this year. I'm also working with three other girls on a possible novella collection for next year. Next month, I should hear back about a proposal for a three book series I've pitched. And I have a big dream up my sleeve I'm keeping quiet a little longer.
Lots of exciting things, but some can't be talked about ... yet. Soon, though, I plan to bombard you with all sorts of happy news.
Have you accomplished anything big yet this year? Did you take advantage of the snow days and get extra work done?
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