Thursday, November 12, 2009

All Quiet on the Home Front

If any of my blog readers are wondering why I haven't posted anything lately, it's because I've been busy writing scenes for my current manuscript, the second in the Mandy Tanner river ranger series that I sold to Midnight Ink. Tentatively titled Evil Eddies, Mandy investigates the murder of a fly fisherman during a fly-fishing tournament on the upper Arkansas river in Colorado. I'm about a third of the way through the rough draft.

I'm focusing on getting as much of this rough draft done as possible before the edits arrive on the first manuscript, Wicked Whitewater, sometime in January. To motivate me, I'm participating in Pikes Peak Writers' NaNoTryMo program, a variation on the NaNoWriMo effort to encourage writers to draft a new 50,000 word novel in the month of November. For NaNoTryMo, PPW is encouraging their members to set realistic goals on their current works-in-progress and provide mutual support in reaching those goals. My goal is to add 20,000 words to Evil Eddies in November. I'm about a third of the way to that goal and feeling good about my progress. So, you won't be seeing many blog posts this month.

If you're working on a NaNoWriMo or NaNoTryMo project of your own this month, I wish you luck and smooth writing. Full speed ahead!

1 comment:

Sheila Deeth said...

Thanks for the reminder. I ought to be working on my manuscript too.