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  • Writer's pictureSarah "Neila" Elkins

NaNoWriMo starts tomorrow and also this year has been so 2020...

I started 2020 with a lot of big plans, including but not limited to using this blog more and updating my site more often you can guess 2020 has really 2020'ed itself.

I have a few updates to share!

I was hired to draw 2 issues for the Halloween Man series. I am presently penciling and inking those. I'll toss some work in progress shots of pages up here when I can focus long enough to actually do that.

Which brings me to something else!

NaNoWriMo is starting TOMORROW! In the past I have used the event to learn to write more frequently and focus on writing even when my head's not completely in it. While I am currently still writing the last bits of the first draft of Psychic Underground Book 3, I am also aware that the current...everything going on with the news and election and all has negatively impacted my ability to focus and also amped up my anxiety!

So I have a wild idea. Since I can't focus on the book I need to write I'll just do one for NaNoWriMo that is otherwise unrelated and then post chapters on this blog as a serialized novel. I don't know if this will help distract me from the news OR backfire and make me finish writing the book I should be writing. lol

What I do know is I am capable of writing a 50,000 word novel even when my arms are doing bad, which, they aren't doing so bad right now. I also know I have an outline for a book about that length that should be a lot more silly and fun than the one I'm writing. Not that Psychic Underground Book 3 doesn't have some silly moments. It does! It just also has a lot of climactic threads coming together for the first 3 book story arc of Psychic Underground. I say "first arc" because the earliest drafts of Psychic Underground STARTED where Book 4 would begin in the series. ^_^;

Anyway, keep an eye on this space next week for me to either start posting chapters of a silly isekai novel called "Wrong Wizards" OR to watch me fail miserably again at attempting to do something different and fun. ^_^;

There's so many things I should be doing right now and I'm not and I'm sorry, but the good news is I'm on my lonesome here so I'm only letting myself down. And now I just made myself sad. The folks at Ninestar Press have been amazing and I cherish their support and hard work editing and publishing Psychic Underground. I hope to work with them on book 3. Just, writing things to begin with I am alone. Maybe I'll get some feedback posting a serial here? Probably not. At least I'll have something to distract myself from everything going even deeper into hell. ^_^;

Take care of yourselves! Wear a mask, wash your hands, and have as pleasant and safe a Halloween as you can!

-Sarah "Neila" Elkins

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