Why I Haven't Been Blogging
It's been quiet around here for the past few weeks. But I have a good excuse! (Don't we always?) I got a job!
It's part time. I'm working as a library aide. (It's at a different library than the one I volunteer at.) I just finished my third week of working there, and I love it!
And, I'm preparing to outline my first novel! I've never actually finished writing a book, but I really, really want to to finish this one. Even if it turns out to be a total disaster, and I just keep it forgotten in the back of my hard drive, I want to be sure to see this book through to the end.
I don't want to say too much about it right now, but I will say that it's steampunk, involves a junkyard poisoned with dangerous magic, a heroine who is a dynamic mover and shaker, and an entrepreneurial hero. It's also got a private inspector, artisans, and political intrigue.
It's going to be a lot of work to research, but I am looking forward to writing it. I probably won't be doing NaNoWriMo, since this is my first novel, and I want to be sure to go at my own pace. However, it's awesome to read about what everybody has planned for November, bloggers are sharing some really creative stories!
Are you doing NaNoWriMo this year? Have you finished a novel (or ten) by now, or is this your first book? I'd love to know your tips on finishing a book!