Who I am, and why I write

Welcome! My name is Erin Manning, and I write clean Young Adult fiction for ages 12 and up. I'm an avid reader and I've been...

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Preparing for Camp NaNoWriMo!

For the last few days, I've been getting ready for Camp NaNoWriMo, which begins on April 1. Are you writing something this April? If so, I highly recommend that you try Camp NaNo as a way of motivating yourself, connecting with other motivated writers, and enjoying this way of moving your current project along. 

As I've already said, I'll be writing book five in The Adventures of Ordinary Sam. This is the second time in two straight "NaNo" months that I'll be finishing a series! As I said back in November, it's bittersweet. 

In fact, I dreamed the other day that two of my main characters from my first series, Tales of Telmaja, had the magical Sand Stone from Ordinary Sam's world, and needed to do something extremely important with it. Unfortunately, one of my swashbuckling cats woke me at the crucial moment and I'll never know just how this crossover would have gone. But it occurred to me that the dream was logical given that I'm ending both sets of books just a few months apart from each other. 

I'm still sorting out some details for the plot of the last Ordinary Sam book. There are lots of things I need to wrap up and plenty of actions that need to be taken, but I'm struggling a bit with a few details, including the title of this final novel in the series. I have a feeling that whatever I choose may end up being a "working title" which may change before publication.

Beginning on Monday, I will use this blog to post brief updates of my writing progress and chat a little about writing topics I encounter along the way. Come along for the ride!