Here's the deal: I don't think I'm going to complete NaNo this year. I'm about 7k words behind and really don't think I can catch up. But ya know, I don't feel too bad about it. Why you ask? Because I truly believe I'm writing a quality story.
The main reason I'm behind is that I'm doing too much research, and that's my bad for choosing a story set partially set in Medieval Germany. And yeah, I could have glossed over that stuff and gone back and put it in later, but I didn't want to. I wanted to know what kind of foliage grew in the Black Forest, and what exactly is and Imp? What did women wear under their dresses in 1250 and how arranged marriages worked. So, my bad.
I am very excited about this story and this series (this is the first of hopefully a three or four book series). And a stray from the contemporary realism I've been writing for the last four years.
Here's an excerpt of the story for your reading pleasure (or displeasure if that's the case).
Happy reading, happy writing, happy Monday.