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New contribution to Totally Novel on writing, update on Sweet Sixteen Killer

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I've been pretty quiet lately on the blog, sorry about that. I've been laying mostly low, though I did recently begin contributing to a new website for writers and readers called Totally Novel. My first contribution for members of the site is a post I titled 3 things that prevented me from writing a novel. To read the post, sign up for a free trial. Take a look around and if you don't wanna stay, don't renew membership. That said, it's a pretty cool effort being put together by a former Google+ member like myself. As a matter of fact there are several members on the site from the old Google+ days. (Side note: there is a free membership option)
I will be contributing to the Totally Novel blog bi-monthly for now. My next addition will be in August. I'm super excited for the site and I hope you can come join us and become a part of the groups, forums, blog, workshops, and more. 
All that said, I haven't given up here. This is still my primary site and blog. 👊

NaNoWriMo 2015, I Will Kill You for $5 project - Volume 1

So, I decided (rather last minute as usual) to take part in this NaNoWriMo charade once more. I've never "won" or completed the 50k minimum, but it is a most helpful way to push yourself to prioritize a project for a month even if you don't complete that many words.

This year I've decided to take my I Will Kill You for $5 project and compile the works I've done thus far, and hopefully 5 new ones, into a single volume for NaNo this year.

Let me show ya somethin'


I like data and visuals, so here is a visual breakdown of how things look on day two of November.

[caption id="attachment_843" align="aligncenter" width="660"]IWillKill45 Chart click image to enlarge[/caption]

As you can see, I started the month off with a significant of the volume already written. How much? Just under 20,000 words to be precise. After one day of writing, I'm now a little over 20k. But I will add that I do plan to extend some of the shorter stories. You'll notice most of the stories are about the same length, around 2k words, those are ones I've finished and had deleted scenes and moments to meet a deadline.

The red sliver at the bottom, Jessica Wright's Double Vision, is actually the story I'm currently working on. And based on the outline I currently have, it has the potential to be as long (if not longer) than Emily Stuart and the Alpha and Omega.

Conclusion


I need 5 more victims for my roster this November, and I will hopefully complete in time to feel good about myself (even if I did start a project I had already started for NaNo, which is technically cheating).

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