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Authors Answer 107 – Our Works in Progress

So I was wrong about the anxiety-being-over part.
I still need to get my focus back.

I Read Encyclopedias for Fun

National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is a bit more than half over, so it’s a good time to talk about what we’re writing. Some of us are participating in NaNoWriMo, but many of us have our hands full with other works in progress. This week, we talk about what we’re working on.

320px-Modern-ftn-pen-cursiveQuestion 107: What are you working on now? Any works in progress?

Beth Aman

I’m working on getting my high fantasy published, (I’m in the pits of query letters) and I’m about to start writing a contemporary about an extraordinary bookstore, which is for NaNoWriMo.

Jean Davis

We are just over halfway through NaNoWriMo and I have so many works in progress. I’m currently attempting to focus on finishing a YA sci-fi novel, along with book four of The Narvan, a couple short stories, and rewriting a silly fantasy novel from years ago that is in desperate…

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Authors Answer 52 – A Big Thank You

I would like to thank all my readers. I’m not very good at this, but I did say a little more than that, and check out everyone else’s answers, including some guest authors.


I’m still having difficulty focusing, and I just can’t do nearly everything I plan to. I’m not doing the official NaNoWriMo because of the state my current work in progress is in, but if I don’t give myself a deadline on that I’m afraid I won’t be able to speed it up, so finishing this revision is my NaNoWriMo.

That means I won’t be posting on this blog as often as I’d hoped, but I don’t think I’m going to have to actually slow down compared to the last few months.

NaBloPoMo and NaNoWriMo

It’s the last day of NaBloPoMo. There was one day I didn’t post, but counting this one I’ve made 40 posts. (Plus 4 reblogs.) Which isn’t necessarily much more than I posted in October, but there I had (all but the last few days of) the 30-Day Anime Challenge. This month I did it mostly without prompts, though I did still resort to serialized posting.

I wrote about anime, toys, and video games, and I also wrote about feminism and diversity. I shared music videos and informative videos, and tried not to rely on videos too much. I said more about Project Quintessence than I had before. And oh yeah, I won Flash! Friday.

December’s going to be a busy month so I can’t promise I’ll keep posting every day, but I’ll definitely try not to miss too many.

As for NaNoWriMo, I didn’t officially attempt it. and I certainly didn’t write a new novel-length work, but I did revise about 40,000 words worth, which is a lot better than I did in September or October at least.


What’s coming up

Jay Dee Archer at I Read Encyclopedias for Fun has decided to start a feature called Authors Answer where several authors answer a question each week, and I’m one of the authors that has joined in. The first question will be on his blog November 7.

I’ve decided not to attempt NaNoWriMo this year. The reason? There’s no way I could write 50,000 words in a month without putting Project Quintessence on hold for that time, and losing momentum on it isn’t something I want right now.

I will try  NaBloPoMo, though, since that won’t require anything more than not slowing down from the posting rate I’m been doing already.

I want to write more for Flash! Friday, assuming “Friday” and “days I can do something like that” manage to overlap more than they have this month.