Project incomplete

The past few weeks have been hectic what with illness in our house, an energetic 8 year old, all three of my kids currently bring homeschooled, and watching my nephew on top of all my regular responsibilities. I’m afraid that with all of that my NaNoproject has been neglected. I have about 4,000 words written.

My hope was to have the rough draft finished by the end of this month then go through it a few times so it can be submitted to publishers and agents by February. At this moment it is not looking like I am going to meet that self-imposed deadline. However I am not giving up on this project. It is something that I am truly enjoying writing when I do get a chance to write. I love the light-hearted nature this story currently has. My other novels all had a serious undertone. This is a fun Christmas romance. I love Christmas but have never  given much thoughtto writing a Christmas story, other than my children’s book Christmas at the Zoo.

As soon as I get my new printer/scanner I can finish the illustrations on my next children’s book, The Ghost Tea. I had hope Quinlan would be interested in illustrating it but he hasn’t drawn much in over a year (unless he is drawing something for his girlfriend). So I enlistedyhe help of my mom. Her ghosts are (in my opinion) pretty adorable, which is perfect for this story which already has interest from Dingbat.

What projects are you currently working on?

About Angela Schroeder

Angela Schroeder is a single mother of three. She was born and raised in Iowa in a river town known for its pearl buttons. Having four siblings, she never lacked for someone to play with. As she grew older, she found herself pulled into books and writing more and more. Her parents are her heroes, her siblings her confidants and tormentors, and her children are a wonderful blessing. Church is important to her children and her. They enjoy the friendships they’ve made with the people there. Writing has always been a passion. Her first experience was in fifth grade when she went to a one-day writing conference. After that she knew it was something she wanted to pursue.
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11 Responses to Project incomplete

  1. Joselyn says:

    I think November is such a hard month to do Nano. I was hoping to finish the first draft of my dystopian novel, but I’m working on edits for my Bigfoot one and trying to be meticulous, so it’s taking a lot of time. At this point, I’m hoping to get that out the door by the end of the month.

    Hope you find some free time to work on yours.

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  2. jeff7salter says:

    sorry you’re had to deal with so much illness and other schedule complexities. Yeah, it seems those tend to stack up as soon as we impose on ourselves — or have one externally imposed — a new deadline. Like Joselyn said above, I think November is a horrible month for NaNoWriMo.
    To respond to your question: I have more projects going than I can count. About a half dozen or more have significant amounts written… but I can’t seem to squeeze the time and concentration to work on FINISHING any of them. About two months ago, I decided to drop all the others and focus on just one novella. The result? Practically the only time I’ve been able to work on it has been during our weekly sprints! Seriously.

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    • Do you find it more difficult to work on one project at a time? I know you usually have several in the works.

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      • jeff7salter says:

        My muse is perverse.
        Some of my most exciting (to me) concepts and starts occur when I’m frantically trying to complete the first draft of XYZ story. In many cases, I’ll pause long enough to jot down the essentials — often a few thousand words — and then move on with XYZ. But sometimes all I can afford to do is to sketch out the broad concept and immediately return to my XYZ.

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  3. kathleenbee says:

    I understand not having time. I reached about 1K on my nano goal. Being a single mom of three teens, homeschooling them, working full time from home, and having no household assistance makes it very hard to find time to write. But I have this book idea burning inside me and I will get it out eventually. All the best with your Christmas story. And with your family!

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  4. Patricia Kiyono says:

    I’m trying to do research on my next Christmas novella while trying to make headway on an older project. I’m always scrambling to make a deadline, it seems.

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