Anúna: 1st Draft post-NaNo update #4

I’m writing! I am! It was a dreadfully bad week for me as far as finding the energy to write. I won’t whine. Much of it was the result of stress and emotional writer’s block, but I did some thinking, and some plotting, and tried to get back on track to finish. I originally told myself I’d finish by December 25th, not because of some silly Christmas miracle wish, but because I hit the 50k mark on November 25th and I figured I could finish the manuscript if I gave myself another 25 days after NaNo. That may or may not happen, but I’m okay with it. It will happen soon enough. I have action scenes coming up and I have discovered that I absolutely love writing action scenes. That should help me get myself going.

I originally aimed for an 80k manuscript, and I’m on track for reaching my goal. I’m nearing my climax, so it can only take so many more scenes after that to resolve things. I’m kind of excited and kind of terrified at the same time. I feel good about this story. That’s not something I’m used to when it comes to writing. I won’t be cocky and say it’s great, but I like the characters I’ve created and think it’s much more carefully crafted than my last story. I think my ability to create a writing habit has a lot to do with that sense of rightness, it helps me maintain continuity and that makes quite a difference.

Here’s to the next three days. Or however many it takes.

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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all the other taking part in this writing thing!

Anúna: 1st Draft

About the project

Anúna is an adult, urban fantasy novel about rival Faerie Queens, fierce warriors, magic, mayhem, and the occasional latté. It is still in the writing stage.

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Author: gricel d.

writer. librarian. cat lady.

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