TOSOTH and NaNoWriMo 2013

Some2013-Participant-Square-Button deadlines, I’m learning, are deader than others. Instead of holding firm, they flop over and let their project slink around the finish line and take a jaunt into the land of further delay.

The Other Side of the Horizon’s publishing deadline turned out to be one of these.

I had hoped to have it out this month, but now we’re looking at an early November release instead.

Oh, well. The point is, the book is still coming. It’s just taken a little longer than anticipated. I should have some very good news on that front in a few days. *grin*

In other news, tomorrow is November 1st, which, as I’m sure most of you know, marks the beginning of National November Novel Writing Month 2013. (NaNoWriMo, for short—you can find it here.) The goal, of course, is to write 50,000 words during November.

I’ve spent the last several weeks debating whether or not I was going to participate this year. It’s a fun, growth-inspiring challenge, and I have a story in-progress I could work on, but I had hoped to be finished with the rough draft of the third book in The Guardians series and well into the editing process by now. Unfortunately, I hit a rough patch when the story took a couple of unexpected swerves, and that slowed things down.

So, in the interests of finishing Book 3 before the end of the year, I decided I might as well do NaNo after all. Besides, so far, this November doesn’t look like it’s going to be anywhere near as crazy as it was last year.

(Of course, I say that now…) :)

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