Well, political frustrations aside, my novel is zipping along. I don’t want to get too hopeful, but maybe, just maybe, if I keep going at the rate I am I might finish the first draft by the end of the year–my one and only New Year’s resolution this year. 🙂

I’m just now breaking 51k words with a long scene coming up. I’ve reached a point where I either need to figure out how to wrap the novel up or I need to decide if I’m going to break it off into a sequel/trilogy. I’m pretty sure that if I end up making it too long I have enough material for another book, so a sequel is possible, but I’m not sure I have enough for three books. We’ll see.

Pantsing most of this has been difficult, especially when my characters don’t behave, but lately they’ve been cooperating. It’s almost too good to be true. Lol I have a lot of ideas, and so far the characters agree. Well, they don’t necessarily agree with my choices, but they’re going along with it for now.

The second book–if that’s the route I take–will have more politics (yuck) but also, hopefully, plenty of action and intrigue.

It’s all going to very interesting places, and I’m excited to keep writing. Here’s hoping the Muses don’t get pissed off again any time soon!


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