It’s been a year since I started my last novel, Chasing Ascension (which remains incomplete being that 9 days into NaNoWriMo last year I found out I was pregnant with Natalie). In that year I’ve managed to avoid devoting myself to a novel because of pregnancy, and the knowledge that I simply wouldn’t have time to write (morning sickness, exhaustion, omg I’m having a baby related panic attacks).
Short stories have been an amazing diversion, and I feel like I’ve really come a long way as a story teller in a year. But, it’s time to pick a bigger project and commit.
So, once I have Mocha Nihilism rewritten and looking pretty, Delaney is getting all my attention. I’m going to spend the next month making a rough outline and getting things together for it. Come December, I should be novel writing.
To be honest, it scares the hell out of me, but at the same time, I’m so excited to get back to a longer work. Let’s just hope that by then I’m getting more than 10 mins a day to write – otherwise it might take me another year to get a first draft out!