So, here we are in May. Massive congrats to all who took part in the A-Z Challenge. I enjoyed dipping in and out of your posts and there were some great themes - just wish I could have got to more. I set my own Challenge for April, to complete revisions of my 2012 NaNo WIP. I finished on April 29th, which must be the only time I've been early for a deadline in my life - a writing one, anyway!
The book is now in the hands of some lovely beta readers - exciting in itself as I've never actually got a book to beta stage before... I acquired these betas through DL Hammons' W.I.PIt blogfest about a year ago, who actually signed up for a totally different WIP. I was pleased to find that some were still available to help, and I also rediscovered the novella I was writing at the time, which I'd completely forgotten about. So, double thanks to Don for that!
I'm aiming towards a release of my NaNo WIP some time this year, hopefully during the summer. I've been writing novels for seven years, and I've just reached the stage where I feel ready to publish one. I've been hung up on perfection, but that doesn't exist - so, I'm coming to an understanding with that fact! I'm really excited about this story and keen for other people to see it, and during revisions it became apparent that it may be the first part of a trilogy, something I'd never previously considered. So I'll be immersed in this story world for a while yet.
Apart from that, I've been slowly getting back into blogging - I'm already signed up for a blogfest and a couple of cover reveals this month, and I'm also finally joining the IWSG, whose members were massively supportive after we lost Andrew, even compiling a video tribute which was so heartwarming.
What are your plans for the rest of the month or year?