So most people use the week after NaNoWriMo to relax and rest from writing 50k in a month. Well, most people. Me I carried on writing. I know for some people they use NaNoWriMo as they only month to write and don’t really do it much all year round. Or they use it to get the majority of their WIP finished.
I tend to write all year round so NaNoWriMo isn’t really hard on me in that sense because I also write daily. I have always written daily from the moment I started writing. So after NaNoWriMo finished, I got straight back into writing a different project.
My NaNoWriMo project was called Royal Trouble and it followed a new royal family in the fictional place of Ellaria. It followed my main character Isabella-Grace as she kind of navigates what being the Crown Princess means as well as dealing with relationships and her family. That’s the jist, obviously, there is a lot more that goes on, I’ve never really synopsis before now. Oops? Anyway so I wrote about 51k and I think after nano I deleted a few words and ended up with 48k left, I haven’t touched my novel since because I really did need a break.
Through Nano, I just wrote that so my other stories got put to the sight whilst I wrote Royal Trouble. The other stories before nano that I wrote were: True Lies, Dylan, Perfect, Every Little Thing She Said, Save The Day and Evan’s story that doesn’t have a name yet. So after leaving Royal Trouble, I went straight back to writing my other stories. Truth be told I have really missed writing these other stories so I have gone straight back into them.
I should also be doing my rewrite of The Selective Mute Princess but I’m really struggling with it because I just I know if I do it, then the edit come and it gets closer and closer to getting published and apparently I just like procrastinating that stuff. I know a part of it is I don’t think I’m good enough to be an author, and although I’m trying to quiet those thoughts it’s still hard sometimes. The doubts we all have, so yeah dealing with that.
On the side of all that I am also writing Escaping Reality (I don’t think that is the final title but as of now it’s my title) I haven’t said much about that project and it is one I have kept under wraps because usually when I tell people I tend to fall out with the story for a bit and that hasn’t happened yet. It has 34,298 words and I am on chapter 14. So I am really liking where it’s going! So I am writing that on the side of everything else.
So that is what I have been doing since NaNoWriMo, I am also going to get into the habit of doing monthly or weekly writing updates on this blog.
Let me know what you guys have been doing since NaNoWriMo finished and how did you actually do at NaNoWriMo?