Thursday, October 16, 2014

NaNoWriMo 2014

October is quickly reaching its end, which means November and NaNoWriMo are right around the corner. After a lot of debating (with myself) I finally made a decision on my NaNo project for this year. For those of you unfamiliar with NaNoWriMo, it happens every year in November in which writers are challenged to write a 50k novel in 30 days. I'm excited to tell about my project for this year, as well as briefly reminiscing on previous ones.
I first joined NaNo 6 years ago, typing up my novel on a typewriter. (Lesson learned: don't do that again when working against the clock). While that novel I never uploaded onto NaNo, nor do I remember the title, I've participated every year since then. Here's a quick run down of the novels I have worked on over the years.

  • 2010- STRONGER -never completed
  • 2011- Innocent and Young -never completed
  • 2012- Punished With Destiny -50001 words (completed); also funnily enough this is the book we now know as Shadows and Embers, book 2 in the Magicians series. I continued writing during NaNo in hopes of finishing the book sooner. I still have the old mock cover on NaNo if you want to check it out, as well as the old summary.
  • 2013- Thicker Than Blood - completed; once again this was another one that was an ongoing project. I focused all of my time into it, and NaNo helped motivate me to spend more time with it. Again this is another one with an old mock cover and an unofficial summary
Sneak peak at the mock cover!
So here we are caught up to 2014. I debated about whether I wanted to start an entirely new novel for NaNo or work on an already existing project. In the end I decided my project for this year is Bloodline Inheritance, book 4 in the Magicians series. I already uploaded the title on my profile, so feel free to take a look. The exciting part of this is I will finally be able to reveal the summary for the book on November 1st, the day NaNo officially begins. I've been debating on when I should reveal more details about this book, and this has given me the perfect opportunity. In addition, I will be posting a mock cover. While I haven't updated my word count for quite some time it is because I have been handwriting chapters. If I had to guess I assume I am at 30k or over. The goal for NaNo is to add 50k or more to the book. If I succeed in doing so the book should be completed finished by November. This means I'll gain more time to start reading through, editing, revising, and more.
Once November starts expect to see more posts about my writing experience and about the fourth book. In the meantime I have more planned for the blog. 

Lastly before I go remember to pick up your copy of Thicker Than Blood. Ideally very soon I want to do a giveaway including a signed copy of this book as well as a free ebook version. I will let you know when I decide on a date for that. In the meantime I will be writing the next book in the series. Make sure to stop by soon; there's a special post coming up in celebration of Halloween.

Upcoming post: Ready for Halloween? Next time we discuss costume ideas for you to look like characters from the Magicians series.
Lindsey R. Sablowski


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