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Monday, December 5, 2011

End of Nano 2011

Yes, I survived Nano, and with a few lovely badges as well, which you can find HERE.  Aren’t they lovely?  So you are all now wondering how did it go?  Well, it went.  What I have found out about Nano is that yes I can write 50,000 in 30 days, but the writing isn’t wonderful.  As the goal of Nano is to just write, don’t revise or correct along the way, I now have quite the revision ahead of me.  But, I do know most of the areas that need some work as well as the areas that need more explanation.  I found that I spent a lot of my time making notes to myself such as:  “Chapter 7 is icky.  Go back and rework….or…Relationship with Lucas, so not feeling it.  Go back and add.  Seriously, I have a page and a half of notes like that to myself.  Oh the revision I am dreading. 

The story however, is pretty good.  So far.  Lots of new character and lots of action and quite the ending even if it is me saying so.  However, I am not touching that draft until January 1st..er 5th actually.  For now, I am catching up on my reading and all the administrative stuff that goes with being a freelance writer (loads of it..yeesh!)

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On a separate note, look to the right of my blog and you will see, yep, the new and lovely cover for Shadow Warrior.  Isn’t it beautiful?  You can look for it around January 15, 2012.  I will confirm the release date as we get closer as well as provide links to where to find it. 

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Lastly, my latest contribution to an anthology is out.  If you would like to check it out, you can find it HERE.  It’s a cute little evil story.

8 comments:

  1. Congrats on Nano! Good for you for taking time away before revising. And yay for the cover of Shadow Warrior! Do you know when this one is coming out. I'm looking forward to it, and when it gets closer I'd love to have you on my YA blog to feature the release.

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  2. Way to go, Courtney! It's always best to let a manuscript stew a little before seasoning. Congrats on Nano and the early release of SW. Can't wait to get my hands on it.

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  3. Lovely awards! Well done, chum. Sounds like you'll be up and away after a well deserved break. I'm sure your brain is still churning away secretly. :) And congrats on the anthology story, too! Wowsers!

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  4. I absolutely love your new cover! Congrats on completing Nano.

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  5. Yah, that is awesome that you completed Nano! Congratulations on that and the new cover. I just love it. So colorful!

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  6. Yes, Courtney, I have a page of those nano notes myself : ) Good luck revising, and your new cover looks great!

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  7. Congrats on NaNo! It's great to put it on the shelf for a while.

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  8. Congratulations on completing NaNo! Good for you!!Good luck with revisions.
    Love the bold colors on your new cover.

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