So I have been running this writing blog for most of this year now. My original plans for it didn’t survive contact with reality. While it was easy in the beginning to work on several different projects at once it became increasingly difficult to do this as the stories grew more sophisticated. In the end my book “The Monk” has been the project that has inspired and captured my imagination the most.
I have published about 40,000 words of it so far, but I actually have over 71,000 words in the master file. Including additional chapters never published. My plan is to finish the Monk by the end of November and then to start a new series about historical anecdotes. Then in the new year I will reassess this whole blog and it’s structure, taking into account what I know about myself and the level of commitment that I can make while I have so many other things going on in my life.
Next month is NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Move) and my goal will be to finish The Monk. I estimate that the finished manuscript will be 90,000 words long. Therefore starting November expect to see a steady series of updates on The Monk. I am curious about what readers are thinking about my work of religious fiction so please leave a comment if you want to.
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You’ll have to tell us how the experience works for you. I tried posting a novel to my blog for a while, but wound up stopping for a number of reasons.
Oh no! I found it very hard to balance with my work schedule when it unexpectedly picked up. Still it was good to have the extra work.
What was your novel about?
I have created a NaNoWriMo account: https://nanowrimo.org/participants/thephilosophicaltherapist/novels