Happy Noveling Everyone!!
November 1 = Day 1 of National Novel Writing Month. I participate in the Nanowrimo challenge every year, which is to write at least 50k words this month. (The length of a short novel.) Nanowrimo is a program that encourages people to just shut up and write. No more TALKING about writing that novel you’ve always wanted to write. No deleting and rewriting that same beginning scene over and over. It’s just a mad dash to get words on paper. If you haven’t heard of this wonderful program, check out the website at nanowrimo.org.
This year for my goal, I’ll be tweaking the challenge just a little since I’m under a deadline. (This is pretty standard for me.) I’ll be working on two projects instead of just one, and one of them is already in progress. Technically, this makes me a Nanowrimo Rebel, but I’ll still be aiming for that word count, and actually, I’ll be aiming to finish a novel all the same. I’ll just have to squeak in at a higher word count than 50k to manage it.
Anyway, for those of you who like to follow along and track my progress, or even write along with me, here’s my profile on nanowrimo. Follow me and if you’re participating, leave your handle in the comments and I’ll follow you too.
Here’s a little about the two projects I’ll be working on this month:
Nanowrimo Project #1:
Title: Happily Ever After
Series: Cinder & Ella #2
Author: Kelly Oram
Release Date: February 14, 2017
Buy Links: Signup to Kelly Oram’s NEWSLETTER to be notified upon release.
Summary: The end of one story is often the beginning of another. Hollywood heartthrob Brian Oliver and his Cinderella princess Ellamara Rodriguez have finally found love outside the digital world. But leaving their anonymity behind creates a whole new set of obstacles for the nation’s new favorite sweethearts. With the stress of Brian’s fame and the pressures of a new relationship weighing down on them, the It Couple quickly begins to wonder if they can hold on to their newfound joy, or if maybe happily ever after is only a fairy tale.
Yep. You guys have heard of this already. I’m currently working on getting the sequel to Cinder & Ella finished and my main NaNoWriMo goal this year is to get a first draft of this one finished.
Nanowrimo Project #2:
Working title: SNOW
This is a young adult romantic comedy retelling of Snow White, except it’s the evil queen’s story. I’m co-writing this one with the brilliant Cassie Mae. We don’t have any other info about this project at this time. It’s a side project for both of us and will be slow int he works, but we’ll keep you updated on our progress.
This lovely lady pictured here is my character inspiration for Evie Queen. I’m excited about this story. It’s shaping up to be a lot of fun!
Anyway, that’s all for now. It’s already November 1st, which means I’ve got a word count to get started! Happy Noveling Everyone!!! *crawls into writing cave for the next month*