In the Home Stretch!

As most of you know, November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) and while I’m not competing officially, I’ve quietly sucked the enthusiasm and ambition from my fellow writers to push through to the end of my wip, Fracture. That’s right — I’m THIS CLOSE to finishing the sequel to Flicker!

NaNo competitors are supposed to write 50,000 words in 30 days, and I was already at the 25K mark on November 1st. Today I’m at 45K. While 50K is my goal for the first draft, I expect the final to be closer to 60K. Seems there were a few details I forgot to include in this draft, so I won’t have a problem filling things out.

Plus we could always use another scene with Cameron, am I right?

I’ve been so focused on writing that I completely missed my one-year publication anniversary. I’ve been a published author for an entire year! I originally wanted to release Fracture this month (you know, one book per year…) but that clearly hasn’t happened. Trust me, you don’t want to read this draft. Fingers crossed it will be available in the spring, then I plan to keep on writing book three (which still needs a title. I’m open to F-word suggestions).

Now I must run. We just pulled the THIRD pie from the oven and I suspect it needs to be tested to make sure it’s not poison.

Happy Thanksgiving!

About Melanie Hooyenga

Writer. Designer. Jock. Reader. Wife. Puppy-Mama. SCBWI member since 2015.

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