Hello, good morning!
It’s Elle here, checking in for the very first time. I would love to post a vlog–and I hope to next week–but I’m in transit. I live in Canberra, Australia; I am currently at my in-laws in Sydney, Australia; and I will be at my parents in Brisbane, Australia next week. So with just an original iPad and no computer, I have no chance to create a lovely video.
That being said, I do feel that this post should include a video, so I give you my sister’s interpretation of me!
Being Australian means that I may or may not post before Kristy on Saturdays. I am sorry for the confusion. If only we could move the date line slightly so this wouldn’t happen!
I should probably talk about my Great Noveling Adventure. I loved the idea as soon as Serena vloged about it. I couldn’t wait to be a part of the team. It was sometime in the last week of November when I was awfully sick and it didn’t look like I was going to finish NaNo.
(After a three-day fever and a five-day migraine, I woke up on the 30th with a bounce in my step needing to win NaNo. I had to write 13,000 words to do it. Needless to say, this was a challenge I had to accomplish and thankfully, for my sanity after that day, I did win NaNo.)
I thought, hey, this looks like a brilliant idea to keep me on track after November.
The problem is that I actually finished my novel. (I know, it’s a nice problem to have.)
So with a completed novel, what the heck is my Noveling Adventure going to be about?
Well, I thought I’d take the opportunity to use it as public accountability. I am going to get you all to hold me to editing my novel, at least a couple of days a week. I am going to get you to make sure I start writing the next project, and keep writing.
I think that will be the biggest challenge for me. I have been working on this draft all year. In fact, I quit my job at Penguin Books in February, for a variety of reasons, but the main one being so I could work on this novel more full-time. Now that it’s done, I am focussed on editing it; yet I don’t want to stop writing either. But with Charlie & Cub (the novel) complete and having been the focus of my life for so long, I don’t know what else to write.
Nevertheless, I have an idea; I have four characters and the shape of a novel. I think that is enough to get me started.
So, this is me. This is my adventure. And I hope you will follow along with me as I try to edit one novel while writing another, new one.