November 2020 Book Update & NaNoWriMo Recap

Oh yeah, and I finished my novel. Oh, you want me to say that again? I FINISHED MY NOVEL!

Yes, I do realize it’s January and this blog post is a bit late. However, I think I’m going to write a few blog posts in January, and I thought a book update was long overdue.

Honestly, since it’s been over a month since November ended, I don’t have a whole hell of a lot to say about it. NaNoWriMo was 100% virtual, and that was interesting. It was my last year co-ML-ing in my old region (I’ll miss you, Yolo County Wrimos!).

Oh yeah, and I finished my novel.

Oh, you want me to say that again? I FINISHED MY NOVEL! The first (er, third) draft, anyway.

I didn’t win NaNo at only 40k words, but I finished that damn thing, and I am so very proud of myself.

What’s next? Well, revisions have begun, and my goal is to have them done by the time my critique group meets in February. Which means I’ll have it ready for you all by … sometime in 2022. That’s the goal, anyway.

I also have some ideas for book 2, which will follow a different character, so revisions for book 1 will include adjusting the tone so they flow a bit better. The overall plot will be the same, but the characters are so very different, despite them being siblings.

Um, I also did a thing to help with my chronic fatigue, so I actually have energy to write. Other stuff is still going to get in the way, but my fatigue won’t be one of them! So yay for that!

Anyway, on to 2021! Revisions! Writing more books! Reading? Yes, even reading!

Author: R.V. Butler

R.V. Butler was raised among the fairies in the foothills of northern California, where she learned the magic of storytelling from a variety of wizards, witches, mermaids, and superheroes. To her chagrin, she was never kidnapped by pirates or abducted by aliens, but she managed to find adventure in the most boring place of all: school. In her teens, she began a lifelong battle with the demons Depression and Anxiety, which she currently has under her thumb with the help of some very powerful potions and spells. She presently works as an administrative assistant in Winters, California, a magical land known the world over for farmers, steak, and a certain country music singer we’re not supposed to make a fuss about. At the end of 2016, she became a true Phoenix, and since then, she’s been befriending dragons, hunting things, and time traveling. Every November, she straightens her Viking helmet and captains the Yolo County ship for NaNoWriMo alongside Elisabeth Kauffman.

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