Cookiemonger pointed out to me that Camp NaNoWriMo started and she expressed regret over having no way to catch up to the current word count. It made me think of my Rumors of War novel, languishing since my failed attempt back in November.

Well, I understand that the rule of NaNoWriMo is to start a novel, write for thirty days, and have a short novel completed by the end, I understand the spirit of NaNoWriMo is to encourage writing in everyone. The more writers there are, the more written work can be appreciated, and the more writing there is to appreciate.

There won’t really be a word count meter on the site again. It’s already partway into the challenge and it’d feel weird to add one now. But you know, I think I’ll probably update on the blog here to give you progress reports. I showed CM my manuscript from Seeking Order, and she helped me come up with my beginning.

My goal is to finish. I’ve changed a lot of setting details since I started, and I have several new influences swirling around in the back of my mind. There’s Supernatural, Assassin’s Creed, and Quest for Glory to start, and then there are actual updates and revisions to the world of Norvendae proper.

There will be a massive (to me, anyway) retroactive continuity adjustment made, primarily regarding the location of Rumors of War. I originally set the story as far from Central Greece as possible so I could make lots of mistakes and not worry about screwing up too much mythology. Things are different now. I’m ready.

I’m working on unraveling myths and creating new maps. I have a plan. It’s really the same plan I’ve had all along, it’s just being updated, revised. It’s changing with the times. And I really hope it works the way I think it will. You know, for the better.