Approximately 19 months ago is when I first began messing with the idea that would grow into Etched in Black.
About 11 months ago I signed up for the 2009 NaNoWriMo.
10 months ago I completed my 50,060 manuscript, which went to about chapter 4 or 5 by OYAN standards. I realized that I had the wrong heroine.
5 or 6 months ago, I wrote 30,000 words on a third person version of the book over spring break, which was about 4 days long.
2 or 3 months ago, I decided that it would be best if I began reading and watching the OYAN curriculum again, completely filling out the Map this time, because my manuscript refused to budge beyond 45,000 words.
41 days ago, I began doing exactly that.
And now here I am. The third and perhaps largest story mountain is in front of me. It's daunting. It's scary. It's exhilarating.
I can't wait.