It’s been a long journey to this point. My current WIP is something I began thinking about many years ago. It was the subject of my 2010 NaNoWriMo victory. But I didn’t like what I had so I scrapped most of it. I loved the idea and premise. Just not how I executed it. In January 2012, I started my first term as a graduate student with Seton Hill University. My thesis is a novel. So, I brought out Angels of Might and Mercy as a possibility. It didn’t go over very well. But I’d expected that because I didn’t like a lot of what I had. I like the idea of immortal beings protecting mankind but I didn’t want to have such a religious tone because that limits the marketability.
After many month of rewrites, I think I have a better start. Of the 90k words I’ve written, I got to only keeping 11k in the fourth attempt at starting the novel. And this time it feels good. Thanks to NaNoWriMo (some of the best motivation I’ve found) I’m up to 15500 words for the WIP which is 3950 words in two days for the competition. I hope that the 50k word goal for NaNoWriMo will help me get further through the WIP so I can spend more time in my graduate course revising the story.