Writing Beyond My Headlights

The NaNo aftermath. I’m toasted more than usual. Burned. Well, maybe not that bad, but that’s me talking today and not yesterday.

A NaNo "place holder" cover. Cover: CA Hawthorne

A NaNo “place holder” cover.
Cover: CA Hawthorne

First off, I’m not going to talk about words written, because they were irrelevant long before the month concluded (I almost tripled my goal. Scary.) Just know, the number is ridiculous. I had no life for a month.

Ah, but did I finish? Yeah. There’s a book and there’s a story and characters in that story. The story I’m telling here, though, is the cautionary tale contained in my post-draft report. I want anyone out there whose draft went astray to know they aren’t alone.

It happens.

Given this was Bk4 where the other three books have seen minimal editing I won’t be looking at it again for a long while. There’s minimal editing on Bk1, none on Bk2, and Bk3 should be labeled: under reconstruction.

Wait a minute. What was I thinking writing the fourth book already? Good question.

To read the rest of this blog post (cautionary tale?) please join me on the website HERE.



About Ontyre Passages

Alive and well in the Rocky Mountains. I'm a fantasy writer who also dabbles in poetry, short stories, and map making. My Ontyre tales are an alternative fantasy experience, the stories rich in mystery, adventure, and romance. Alternative fantasy? Not quite steampunk. Not quite gothic. In truth, the real magic is in those who discover what's within.
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