Mah Goals – wc 11/11

NaNo word count 11 nov

No… I’m not kidding. At the time of writing his post, this is my NaNoWriMo2013 word count. ^_^

This is certainly a new record for me. And now, at gone 11pm, rather than going to bed, I’m writing a blog post because I neglected to do it earlier today. Yey me…?

This week has been insane. SO much writing, SO much work and SO much good feelings. I can’t even feel guilty at not reaching all of my posted goals, because the fact remains; I’ve written 50,000 words in eleven days… while spending at least two of those days too sick to get out of bed, while still doing derby training, while looking after my kids, while cooking, cleaning and everything else that needs to be done in this house. And I’ve still managed to sleep and eat (sometimes).

I don’t know how I did it. I just know that the next goal is to complete the novel and that this goal is far more important to me than the 50k benchmark. So… I need to wipe the sweat from my brow, take a swig of water and keep on chugging!

But first…
There wasn’t a great deal of response to my give away of free things (*sniffle*) so I’m going to give folks until the end of November instead. I realised somewhere in the middle of Saturday that it was somewhat cruel to expect folks to be able to read this blog amongst all the other things they’re probably doing this month (including NaNoWriMo) and leave a comment. People are busy, damn it, I know I am, so giving folk more time seemed kind.

So… you have until NaNoWriMo ends to tell me what you have to celebrate for a chance to win one of these three goodies:
The Coldfire Trilogy

My copy of Singling Out The Couples by Stella Duffy

My copy of the Mammoth Book of Best British Crime (7)

Right! Now with that out of the way, onto the goals.

Keep up with the NaNo word count at least; 11,700 words
Erm… yeah. See above. :p

Some of those 11,700 can be my Phoenix Project, so get that drafted
Hmm, no. But the idea is brewing in my mind. I find myself thinking about it at night. So I know, actually, when it comes to write it, that it should just pour out of me, ready to be edited.

Investigate more promotional ideas for ‘Vicki & Lara’
Kinda. I have a few ideas knocking around now including Twitter campaigns, reviews and word of mouth promotion. But I don’t want to do it to death. I’m still learning where that line is between gently reminding people that the book is out there and pissing people off for talking about nothing else. Sigh…

So I think this week I can afford to do a little more.

  • Work towards completing SORB (at least 12,000 words)
  • Try not to get sick again (yes, I have been stupidly ill TWICE since my last ‘goals’ post)
  • Finish last edits on AI story and get it sent before I miss competition deadline
  • Double check what next competition on my list is
  • Get at least half of Phoenix story down, if not all
  • Double check edits on Carol, Niall & Lin
  • Chase up models for Carol, Niall & Lin cover shoot – so exciting!!!

There. That keeps me happy. Looking forward to seeing how this week treats me and what’s in store for me as the days go on. I hope you’re all feeling as positive and chipper as I am. If not, I hope you do soon. x
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About Ileandra Young

I'm a thirty-*mumbles* year old (purple loving, cheese worshipping) author of fantasy, juggling a pair of beautiful twin boys with my burning desire to make up stories and write them all down. When I get the chance, I play games, listen to music, and in days long past I even ran a radio show. Though I occasionally write non-fiction, my heart lives in fantasy and my debut novel, Silk Over Razor Blades is now available through Amazon along with part two of the trilogy, Walking The Razor's Edge.
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4 Responses to Mah Goals – wc 11/11

  1. Arlene says:

    Wow that is beyond impressive!! What do I have to celebrate? So many things!! Too many to list, but giveaways is definitely on the list! They’re fun even if you don’t win, someone does and we get to celebrate with them 🙂

    Good luck with the rest of your story!!


  2. What?! 50K already, that’s insane! Congratulations! 🙂


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