Well well well, it’s day 6 and we’re all still here. I hope all of you are writing on and pushing forward in your stories! Be prepared that Week 2 is right around the corner and things might start feeling a little uphillish, so don’t get discouraged. You can do this.
I have consumed a surprisingly small amount of coffee this year, partly because exams finished early and I had a 2-day migraine afterwards which was fantastic. But I’m happy to say that I actually made my 50k day this year, so that’s cool!
I have now moved on to my next novel: the rewrite of the second part of the Shard trilogy. And when I say rewrite, I kind of mean first-write, because the original book was only one book long, and so this is almost all new content. I’m enjoying it and it feels fresh and new, and there are a lot of exciting new things happening. At the moment, Captain Grey and her crew on the Crystal Blade are in the middle of the North Atlantic, making their way towards the newly founded village of Upernavik in Greenland (which, if you are at all familiar with sea lore, should give you a hint as to what comes next). I know this has been done to death, but I really can’t help myself and it will be original, so in my book that makes it okay.
So that’s where I am! I love this month because I can write and write whatever I want and write as much as I want. So here’s to all of us, and let’s do this!