The July session of Camp NaNoWriMo starts Saturday and I am not ready!
Originally my plan was to get to work on my novel near the beginning of June, so that I could get some more done and be back in the habit of writing by July. June has been one big thing after another, however, so up until this week, I hadn't had a chance to refamiliarize myself with where I'm at in the novel and start working on it again.
I've had a hard time setting aside some time to get back to work on the novel. Right now I need to focus on getting caught up so I know where I'm at and don't introduce any new continuity errors. I want this draft to be as clean as possible when I'm done with it. I may have some extra stuff to cut when I'm done, but I'd rather write too much than not enough (which was the problem the first time around, besides the plot issues).
My original timeline for finishing and publishing the novel is shot at this point, of course. Right now I'm planning on a release in the fall, which I suspect won't be as good for sales as a spring/early summer release, but that's okay. I'm hoping to finish the draft by the end of August, then do revisions and cover and formatting and hopefully release the book in late fall or by Christmas. After that I have a few short stories that I can release through the winter and early spring while I work on the next novel.
This is all getting a bit ahead of myself, though. First things first: I need to get this draft finished, hopefully in the next 1-2 months!