I was ‘way ahead with my NaNoWriMo word count! At the rate I was going, their algorithm predicted, I would finish by November 27. I plunked my lappy and latte down confidently in the coffee shop this morning, and just checked my email real quick to see if I had any new rejections to log before I started writing. And then I came to a grinding halt…

A small publishing house had sent me an offer of a contract on Seven Turns.  I went into Panic Mode, and got nothing done for the rest of the day.

Well, I did, after I calmed down a bit, take the rest of the day to send polite notes to agents and agencies who had requested my manuscript, telling them: “Hey if you like it you’d better put a ring on it pretty quick!” OK I didn’t use those words, exactly. It’s just a professional courtesy to let people know, just in case they were just about to send me an offer as well. (Well, it could happen, right?)

I’m not going to sign anything in any case until I have a lawyer look at the contract, though it does look pretty straightforward to my untrained eye.

Anyway, how’s your NaNoWriMo going? You ARE doing NaNo this year, aren’t you? If you want to Buddy me, my NaNo handle is SleepyMaggie. If you’re my Writing Buddy there you’ll be able to get a sneak peek at Moonlight and Moss. I promise I will get my word count back on schedule by the end of the week.

Alonz y, y’all.

About Kim Beall

I started sneaking into the basement to read my parents' massive collection of science fiction, fantasy, and gothic romance when I was nine years old, and I spent my teenage years writing reams of Awesome Novels. This might have worked out better for me if I had not written them during math class.
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2 Responses to NaNoWhatNow?

  1. Gari Strawn says:

    I “buddied” you on NaNoWriMo. I have 27026 words, mostly disjointed ramblings off the top of my head loosely following a chapter guideline. It’s my first year actually writing something.

    Your work is so wonderful, I am eagerly awaiting “Moonlight and Moss.” I am so happy for you that you got an offer on “Seven Turns.”

    • Kim Beall says:

      That’s excellent – your word count is ahead of the game! Hey, all words count as words. This isn’t supposed to be your final draft, after all. You go!

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