I've been very actively engaged in writing the second book of the Prince David series, as part of NaNoWriMo for 2011. The first two-thirds of the month went quite well. I wrote a lot, I became one of seven writers profiled on The Huffington Post, and I believed I was on track to hit the 50,000 word goal by November 30.
However, things don't always go according to plan. For the last ten days of November, I had to travel unexpectedly for work, and although I managed a good 90 minutes of writing on the first plane, it went downhill after that. The travel and work have been just too intense, and I simply have not been able to get my mind in the right creative mode to write.
This book, Prince David, Book 2: High Adventure, is an important book for me, as it is the first time I've actually worked at a sequel. In this case, this is a sequel to Prince David, Book 1: Enter the Heir. I have even planned a series and have written the final 6,000 words of Book 5. In any event, I want to make sure I get Book 2 right, and I'm not about to write words just to achieve the NaNoWriMo goal of 50,000 words. In fact, Book 2 is about 75% written, and I will complete it, but at a slightly slower pace. With some extra time looking to be available in the next month, I hope to complete the initial draft of the book by the end of December.
By the way, Prince David, Book 1: Enter the Heir, is being edited, and I hope to publish it early in 2012.
Thanks for reading,