- Cassidy Reyne
Updated: Jan 18, 2021
I'm still getting to grips with this whole blog thing which is why it's been a bit neglected. I'm still not sure I have anything particularly interesting to write about as my life is pretty mundane. I work from home with my husband so my commute is about 30 seconds long. He does most of the running of the business which leaves me time to do my writing. It suits as both and I still get a salary from our company. It's a win-win situation.
Last April, I decided to take part in CampNaNoWriMo, and set the goal of 50 000 words. Ambitious, maybe, but I had this premise for a novel in my head that I'd been wanting to write for a little while. As I was still working on The Sentinels 2 it was the perfect time to put that one aside to breathe on its own for a while and start on the new one. I reached my goal in just over two weeks and had written about 2/3 of the novel. But, I'd only done it from one of the main character's point of view so I needed to add the other part. I figured I could do that during this month's NaNo and started planning it all out. When November 1st arrived I started writing, and quickly realized it was going to be really hard to get the words down while also making sure it all fitted in with what I'd already written. Could I do it in 30 days? Maybe. Did I want to put that pressure on myself? Nope. So, I did the only thing I could think of. I started a brand new novel. It's the third instalment in The Sentinels Series and as I already had the plot and timeline set out it wasn't too much of a task to switch over. After today, I'm convinced it was the right decision as I managed to write 8900 words and now have a total of just over 17 000. The story is pouring out of my head and I can barely keep up. I'm really excited about it and just hope that all my readers will be, too, when I finally release it.
So, there you have it. I'm NaNo-ing Logan's story to my heart's content and loving it. Although, I don't think Logan is too happy with me right now. He's got some tough choices to make in the near future. Keep your fingers crossed they're the right ones!