Part One is Done

Part One of “The King’s Son” is done. It took me a lot longer than I had expected. It was also a lot more gut-wrenching. I struggled a lot. But with the support of friends and family and a particular friend/editor (Lisa, I’m so thankful for all of your help!) I was able to get through it. At least for now. I’ll still need to do another quick read-through for pacing and proofing, but the main part is done.

Now, I plan on taking a week off before getting started on Part Two. I had thought about taking more time off to write something different, but have decided against it. I’ve already put this book off for too long as it is. And Part One and Part Two are so different from each other that it will feel like I’m writing a different book anyway.

I’m actually going to make it part of Nanowrimo. I’ve been doing Nanowrimo for several years now (and have several books on the back burner because of it) and would like to keep up with it. Since I plan on re-writing every word (honestly), I figure that it fits in with the whole Nanowrimo thing (for those of you that don’t know what I’m talking about, check it out: nanowrimo.org). According to their site: “we welcome all writers at any stage. Outlines, character sketches, and other planning steps are encouraged. Just be sure to only count words written during the month.” So that’s what I’m going with. I’ll take the heat if anyone out there disagrees with me.

But I’m excited about it. And that’s the most important thing.

If you’re planning on doing Nanowrimo and want to be my writing buddy, my handle is miomc. Hope to see you there!

2 thoughts on “Part One is Done

  1. millie schmidt October 24, 2016 / 6:49 pm

    Congrats on getting Part One done!! Looks like we’ll both be working on book 2 during NaNoWriMo! This is great!! I’ll make sure to stop by at some point to see how you’re going 🙂 I’ve never done it before, so impressed that you’ve been doing it for a few years. Aren’t family and friends just amazing? My mum usually edits my novels first because she gives me the encouragement and (biased) praise that I need before I get all that helpful but painful constructive criticism… lol.

    • Michael McManamon October 24, 2016 / 9:49 pm

      Thanks! I always give my mom my books to read too (which worries me sometimes because my stories can get pretty bad). It’s great to have a lot of encouragement. Look me up on Nanowrimo and we can follow each other’s progress. I’m sure you’ll do great!

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