I Did It!

Yup, I wrote 51k words in November! It wasn’t for one book per se but two novellas (under 40k word books) although I don’t know when I’ll publish them.

I’ve kinda become gun-shy about publishing my books fast because the deeper I get into a series, the more I mess up the timeline because I forget what happened three years before book 1 or what color the heroine’s eyes were in Book 2. That’s also what happens when you’ve got too many stories swirling inside your head and even more characters just waiting for their turn.

CarlyQ and I used to talk about the bar inside my head where my characters all wait until I’m ready for them. The original guys—Ashe, Gareth, and Devlin (nope, didn’t forget him, Carly!)—have been waiting a while and they’re long overdue to come back even though Greg is basically in HEA (Happily-Ever-After) land.

I actually found the perfect interpretation of my characters’ current hangout in Gabe Leonard‘s work. He’s a painter who got his start on the boardwalks of Venice and his art is so full of mystery and energy.

The paintings below are featured in his book Power Love & Success which I’m eagerly awaiting in the mail any day now! My absolute favorites are Smoke Screen and Shark Tank because I see my billionaire characters in them especially the men my Naughty Pen writes about.

 

With December already here, it means there are only 30 days left before the end of the decade! Hard to believe, huh?

So far, my plans are to keep writing my books. And not just Liz’s books that are filled with emotional angst (and sometimes food) but other pen name books as well because there’s a thing called brand and once established, you really do have to maintain it. And the other pen names are there to scratch that itch of writing stories that are off-brand, that are insta-love and smutty, and sometimes dark, too. And since my goal for 2020 is for us to move into a bigger house, that means a lot more books need to be written.

What about you? What’s your plan for the last month of the decade?

3 thoughts on “I Did It!

  1. Woo hoo! Congratulations! My eldest did this too. But just one novel. She’s done it before but chose to do it again this year. The Christmas season is one I love. I hope to enjoy my family and friends while pleasing my Queen. Today I hope to put up our Christmas tree. Yesterday I did our lights. The Christmas lights really make coming home in the dark a really pleasant experience. Stay well Liz!

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    1. Congratulations to your daughter! it certainlys something to finish a book even if ended up writing 2 books totalling 51k words but as long as they’re words I can use towards something, it’s all good!

      You guys are early with your tree! Hubby has to bring the tree down from the attic tomorrow. We’ve always used live trees but this year, I’m in the mood not to worry about whether the tree is dry or not LOL

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