It’s December! Already? Where did November go? It might be that I was so busy writing I just didn’t notice the time passing, or perhaps someone sped up time with a mysterious blue box and forgot to send me a message. Who knows. All I know is it went by way too fast, but even despite the speed in which thirty days flew by, I still managed to reach my NaNoWriMo goals. Well mostly.
At the end of October, I decided to take part in NaNoWriMo unofficially because I needed to bridge a huge gap in my third draft. To make a long (and boring) story short, I ended up cutting out about three quarters of Blood Feud (moving the cut parts to books 2 and 3) and adding back in seventeen chapters worth of information. I did this massive change after a lot of consideration, and wonderfully, brutally honest input from a few of my beta readers. I did this in the hopes to slow the story down and give the characters a chance to grow more fully. I think it boiled down to me trying to rush the story in my anxiousness to get it all down, but at least the sequels (books 2 and 3) to Blood Feud are practically written already. Well mostly. Ha ha ha… Anyways, that was my goal for NaNoWriMo to finish bridging that gap.