Fifty thousand, two hundred and forty-one (50,241) words later at 1:17 p.m. EST and this year’s NaNoWriMo competition is in the books — so to speak.
As was last year’s WriMo, this has been a great jump-start to the next book in the Silverwood Chronicle series — Dayspring’s Heir (working title). Part of me wants to keep going and finish up the series, but Friends from Mountain Forge is waiting for revisions to begin which requires me. I now have to decide whether to shelve book five for a couple of months to get book four ready for publishing or finish out book five, first.
On the one hand, I have the momentum going for book five and that is very useful. On the other hand, I have committed to myself and a few others to have book four out this winter and if I finish book five first, the likelihood that I will do both before April is unlikely. Still on the other hand . . . wait, I only have two hands. I will keep you posted on my direction after I take a slight break this weekend.
I want to personally thank everyone who shared their supportive comments along the way, and to my family who made sacrifices all month long so I could have extended writing sessions everyday. One thing I have learned about NaNoWriMo, no matter the motivation, no matter the planning, expect bumps somewhere along the way.