A few years ago, I did NaNoWriMo. For those of you who aren’t aware of what this is, it stands for National Novel Writing Month and takes place in November. During this time, people (anyone can join) try to write an entire novel of at least 50,000 words in 30 days. I participated in this a few years back, during which I wrote a gay-themed fantasy novel that follows a group of werewolves.
I set it aside for close to a year, and I finally got around to starting the editing process. I made an entire first pass through it and was quite pleased with the way it was coming along. Well, as luck would have it, I became ill for a bit shortly after that, which was followed by a flurry of doctor visits, hospital visits, medical tests, x-rays, and drastic lifestyle changes. I got so wrapped up in all this that I completely forgot about the novel.
I mean, who forgets that they wrote a book? Apparently, I do.
So there I was, combing through my hard drive in an attempt to do a bit of digital spring cleaning when I came across a Scrivener file entitled, “Werewolf.” I then gave myself a good old-fashioned palm slap to the forehead once I realized what it was. How could I have forgotten? I’d wanted to write a gay werewolf novel for ages, and I was so excited when I finally did it. And then…..it gathered dust in a forgotten computer folder.
Anyway, I read through it last week and really liked what I’d done so far. I was surprised at how far I’d gotten in the editing process. So I resurrected the book and am now once again editing my heart away. I decided to put my Ghost Oracle series (Book 5) aside for a brief moment and instead focus on my werewolves. So hopefully, you should see a new werewolf novel in the coming months, followed shortly thereafter with another Nick Michelson ghost story.