As you can probably tell, things didn’t go as planned for Camp NaNoWriMo. I apologize for not giving more updates, but the fact is there’s nothing to update on. I wrote over 10,000 words for my camp project and I’m actually starting to really enjoy the story and the characters, and I do plan to finish it, but I’ve been working on revising another manuscript. I should finish that tonight or tomorrow, and then I’m going to focus on querying agents for that as well as writing.
I haven’t given up on The Lament of the Land, but I did put it on the backburner. Revising needed to come first, and sure, it cost me Camp NaNoWriMo, but there’s another session in August. I will hopefully be taking part in that, though I’m not sure yet if I have any ideas that are developed well enough. I have over a month to plan, though, and I hope to see you then. Thanks to anyone who took even a passing interest in my Camp progress or in my blog in general, and hopefully in August I’ll have a solid idea I can devote all of my time to.
Moving on from CaNaNoWriMo (I just made that up, I think I like it), revising went well. I’m almost ashamed I submitted the manuscript to anyone as it was, there were way too many commas and a lot of repetitive sentences. In the end I cut about 1000 more words, bringing the total to a near-solid 50,000. More important than word count, I feel like this draft is much stronger and more coherent, and it was a great pleasure to revisit this story and these characters and to spend time in this world again. I hope in the near future you’ll all be able to pick up a copy and read it and see for yourself, I can’t wait to share this world with you.