National Novel Writing Month 2012Done! I met the National Novel Writing Month goal of 50,000 words written in November.

I had actually written 50586 when I submitted my manuscript for validating, but who’s counting? Oh, right, I was!

That said, in typical NaNoWriMo fashion, I am done but not finished. I totally skipped the story’s Act Two because that’s going to require a lot of research, and I don’t have an ending yet. So I have more writing to do before I have a complete first draft.

And parts of it are pure dreck. But, parts of it are pretty exciting, like the battle with the giant squid.

I’ll be stepping away from it for a few weeks to address my inbox, laundry, cat, friends, and everything else that got neglected while I kept my nose to the grindstone. But I will get back to it and hope to have it out sometime next year. And I’m pencilling in NaNoWriMo 2013.

Thanks to all for the encouraging words.

About Dee

"What if?" Those two words all too easily send Devorah Fox spinning into flights of fancy. Best-selling author of “The Redoubt,” voted one of 50 Self-Published Books Worth Reading 2016, and three other books in The Bewildering Adventures of King Bewilliam epic historical fantasy series. She also co-authored the contemporary thriller, Naked Came the Sharks, with Jed Donellie. She contributed to Masters of Time: a SciFi/Fantasy Time Travel Anthology and has several Short Reads to her name, including Murder by the Book, A Mystery Mini. Born in Brooklyn, New York, she now lives in The Barefoot Palace on the Texas Gulf Coast with rescued tabby cats ... and a dragon named Inky. Visit the “Dee-Scoveries” blog at
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