Prepping for NaNo!

Woo! NaNoWriMo is right around the corner! For those of you who STILL don’t know what NaNoWriMo is, go HERE and check them out because they will overload you with pure awesome!

I have been all sorts of excited for this year’s NaNoWriMo because it’s the first year I won’t be in school. Which means it’s the first year in a long time where I can actually participate rather than quasi-participate in accordance ajmaguire-ResidualHaunting-COVERwith homework schedule and what have you.

(To those of you following along with Residual Haunting, don’t worry! I have an 11 week buffer so the novel will continue to be posted as scheduled until its completion.)

All year long I’ve stared at November on my calendar and wondered just which novel I would work on for my month of play. At first I said I would re-write Primal into my 1920’s investigator-runs-into-dragons idea but as the date drew closer I became more and more obsessed with my Civil War/Western, The Abolitionist.

And then I thought I would use the month to be a NaNo Rebel and complete a project rather than begin a new one.

For realz, it’s a mess in my head most days. I’ve got so many plots and characters and novels mapped out it’s a miracle I’m still sane. 

Here we are midway through October and I’ve changed my mind again. But this time I’ve committed to the project by actually placing it in my NaNo profile. So!

I’ll be writing Dead Weight in November.

I only wrote a little of this novel back when I originally completed Tapped but I’m scrapping all of that and starting fresh. This is primarily because a lot of that original draft has to change to accommodate changes made during the edit of Tapped.

Note to self: Never start a sequel until the edits are complete on the first novel.

I considered putting the blurby thingy up here in celebration of the upcoming project but I fear it would give spoilers to the yet-to-be-published Tapped, which would sort of be like shooting myself in the foot. Instead I will leave you with a vague idea of what the novel will touch on.

Hopefully Spoiler-Free Blurby Thing

A call for help draws the crew of the Zephyr to Saturn and directly into the path of the Consulate. When the ship is damaged they (because I can’t tell you WHO survives the first book, now can I?) are forced to dock with an abandoned station deep inside Saturn’s atmosphere. But there’s more to this station than meets the eye (Oh, shut up, I know it’s cliche. It’s hard to be vague and enticing all at once) and the crew soon learn that the station isn’t quite as abandoned as they’d originally assumed.

And there you have it! That’s what I’ll be working on in November.

Unless I change my mind again.

Which is entirely possible.

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