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NaNoWriMo 2013 – update 1

So I’m doing this challenge again, just likeĀ  I did both of the previous two years. I’m writing Sherdan’s Country, as you can see from the progress bars to the right. This is the third book in this series and has been very easy to write so far.

I’m at 19k as of now and still going fairly strong. I’ve slowed a little, but I think it’s mostly because I’m writing a chapter I’ve not plotted at all at the moment. I only realised I needed it yesterday evening as I was going to bed.

So far there’s been a few surprises for me, especially on Anya’s side of events. She’s acting on impulse a lot and it’s proving quite interesting to write.

Sherdan is the one I’m most proud of. Since Sherdan’s Prophecy he’s grown a lot and I’m really enjoying writing from his point of view.

As NaNoWriMo is going so well I’m seriously considering trying to write the entire book this month, not just the 60k I was aiming for, but I need another couple of 4k+ days to make me really confident about going for such a mammoth number of words in only one month and I’m slower today and not available to write this evening so we’ll see.

I’ve also got quite a few events mid-month which will swallow some of my time as I get closer. Most notably the print launch of book 1 and 2 in the Sherdan series, Sherdan’s Prophecy and Sherdan’s Legacy.

It’s a very Sherdan themed month.

For those who want to keep track themselves you can find my NaNoWriMo stat page here. I update that several times a day with my progress.