Friday, November 29, 2013
Well, with both my upcoming books with the editors this month, I had no excuse but to attempt to crank out an entire novel in the eleventh month. I started off hot, but with just a couple of days to go, it looks like I'm going to fall slightly short. By about 40,000 words.
Okay, kind of a failure. But not really. I'm about a sixth of the way through a new book. And I like to edit as I go along, so my book will be totally and absolutely perfect by the time I'm finished. Totally. No rewrites. I never rewrite. Not even for editors.
My main problem is that this arbitrarily happens in November. To all you lesser people, the month itself doesn't matter. But to teachers, the summer months are optimal. If this had happened in June, I would have finished on time. You see, it's not my fault.
At any rate, my editors will be getting back to me soon, so I'll be busy with another round of rewrites. Still, I like to think that what I started this month will result in a published book in 2018. Or not. Whatever. It's all your fault.
Oh, and I have a new novel coming out with Dark Continents Press this coming March. Watch this space.
And for all you authors that succeeded with your writing goals this month, I kind of hate you.