I decided to try to do a Novel Writing Month in July. 50,000 words was my goal. I failed.
It’s OK, really. I was just trying to motivate myself to write more of the sequel, to make it a priority. I ended up writing almost nothing during weekends, and I think that’s what cost me. I’m at around 40k, though, and that’s a good chunk of the sequel. I want this one to be around 100k-120k words or so, and I think that’s feasible. In order to tell the story in my head, it may have to be more.
I’ll keep going through August as much as possible. It’s been difficult folding in the writing with the new fitness regime, which takes a lot of time and energy. The results have been worth it though. If I can do 30k a month for August and September, I’ll pretty much be done. I still would like to have the sequel sellable by the end of October, so I need to keep slogging away. Ain’t easy.