Today is the last day of NaNoWriMo and I’m currently at 40,933 words. It’s been weird doing NaNoWriMo the same time as trying to promote this book and I admit I’ve not been on top of the updates as I should be. Honestly, with a book that has already been written its hard to say “hey there’s a new chapter completed… but it’s for the other book which I’m not even pitching to you guys…” so for me there’s a little bit of awkwardness. I’m waaaaaaay too excited about where the second book has gone and you guys haven’t even gotten a chance to read the first book yet!
Okay, let me catch my breath here.
Have I mentioned just how excited I am about the new book, which is a sequel of SO YOU MIGHT BE A VAMPIRE? Funny story: this was planned as a trilogy mainly because the initial single novel that it was supposed to be was getting really bloated. Like 1000+ pages. So I took a realistic look and what the three stories were and broke it up.
So NaNoWriMo was essential in getting through a lot of the writing. First half of the second novel took the better part of a year to write (about 60K words) and in the past 30 days I’ve reached 40K words. It really helps to have a boot on my ass at times, especially when the story is getting really good.
Thing is, this whole thing started as a NaNoWrimo novel a couple of years ago. So it’s kind of fitting (and cool) that I’m back with NaNoWrimo for some part of the second book. Might be a tradition at this rate.
In any case, book 2 is almost completed and it’s a wild ride which I hope to share with you guys, my supporters. Now I have to brainstorm and get more supporters on board so that book 2 will see the light of day. It sucks when a book is written and there’s no one around the read.
Thanks for your support! If you have any ideas on how I can reach more people, I’m very interested in hearing them.