So I was talking with some people over on the National Novel Writing Month boards about doing Camp NaNoWriMo in April. National Novel Writing Month in November is one of my favoritest things ever, and Camp, usually held in the summer, is an easier-going version. I didn't do Camp last year because I was busy with the How To Revise Your Novel course and with revisions on Urdaisunia. But my schedule's a little more open and flexible right now, with time for both revisions and writing new stuff, so I decided to go for it. Since I just finished the draft of Book 2 of Daughter of the Wildings, I wasn't sure I was ready to start on Book 3 yet, so I was thinking maybe I'd tackle a bunch of short stories or possibly write a fanfic. (In another identity, I'm also a fanfic writer. But that's another post for another time.) Then, right after that, while I was eating lunch and perusing the self-publishing blogs, the back cover blurb for Book 3 of DoW just came to me, all at once. It's really cool, with a great western-type scenario that's very adaptable for fantasy, and builds on where Book 2 leaves off, and gets Silas and Lainie to the next place in the overall series story arc. I have a beginning, and know where I want it to end, and a few ideas for the middle, so I'll be writing Book 3 for Camp NaNoWriMo in April! Maybe this one will be easier than Books 1 and 2 were. I hope.
As I've said before, I wrote Book 1, Beneath the Canyons, back in the summer of 2011. As soon as I finished the book and realized it was going to be a series, Silas and Lainie started bugging me to write more of their story. I've had the very ending of the series in mind ever since then, but there were too many other projects in line ahead of it. So it's really exciting to finally be able to work on it, and to finally be getting some cooperation from my muse (if not always from the characters *gives Silas the Evil Eye*).
In the meantime, I'm still developing some short story ideas, with a goal to write one a week for the next three weeks, and to post them here once they're fit for human consumption.
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