Racing the Rain is the name of the novel I started during last year’s National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). Though I didn’t win, I did manage to get in over 30,000 words, enough to motivation me want to finish. I shelved the project for a couple of months, while I took care of other obligations. Now that I have the bulk my other projects out of the way, my attention is back on Racing. I need a day to reacquaint myself with the characters and tour the town in which they live.
I’m not worried about getting into the editing process yet. I want to complete the journey, and then look back on how far the characters and I traveled. I’m going to give myself the two months to finish the first draft. From there, I will shelve the project to finish up a few short stories and then prep for this year’s NaNo.
As I continue with Racing, I’ll introduce the characters here. I might post a character sketch or two in order to help flesh them out in the reader’s mind. Until I decide where I am going with the project — that is, if I should pursue traditional publishing methods or self-publish — I am not going to put up content that appears directly in the book. I will however, keep readers updated with what’s going on with the project, and even use this space to help work through the rough parts.