State of Play - writing in November, Nanowrimo, Angel in a Book Shop, Alpha book, Storm book, Texas Fall

I once participated in Nanowrimo (Nation Novel Writing Month). I wrote Back Home which was originally with an old publisher and is now with Totally Bound.

I haven't done it since, 2012 was the Silver nightmare and last year was the start of my burnout which lasted until February this year...

So, it has come to November and I realise actually there is no wriggle room in my schedule to stop and write something different to what I had planned... so this is my November writing list:

Angel In A Bookshop - 40,000 words
Alpha book with not title as yet for AllRomance - 20,000

So, my targets for writing are 10k above Nanowrimo. Potentially 20 working days in November, 60,000 words = 3,000 words a day. I can do this, it appears to be a nice level amount of words that I can accomplish in a day... so fingers crossed. There will also be some editing on Texas 6, and maybe even some additional writing.

December early is my MLR storm book, but I am hoping to get some of that into November as well... What I might do is use my Nano profile to keep an eye on word count.

Are you doing Nano this year?

If you are and you want to buddy then my user name is  RJScott -


  1. I'm planning 2 write Kev book 3 - the spinoff from Best Friends Perfect. It should be 60-65k if part 1 & 2 are anything to go by. Who knows how many writing days I'll get but I've managed to write 61k in Oct & 65k in August so keep your fingers crossed for me:-)

    1. Keeping it all crossed for you Liam :) Sounds like you've got it covered.

  2. I haven't done Nano since 2011 when I wrote the bare bones of the story that became Lovers Entwined. Work exploded into a nasty mess that left me stressed out with no time to write and even now it's settled down I'm lucky if I can write more than 20-25K a month.

    November for me will involve getting my current manuscript finished and out to my crit partners, rounding up some willing volunteers for a December blog hop for my Christmas release (ex Silver short story), writing several blog posts, and plotting (& maybe writing some of) a new Foundation story about Madagascar Ploughshare Tortoises!

  3. Will this book be available for Nook?

    1. Nook should be available quite soon after the 12th. Xxx