I’m writing today to update on my NaNoWriMo project. I started off with the intention of finishing up my YA fantasy “Fall of Gaela” Book One, and I am still working on it for parts of Nano. I felt myself drawn to a side project that has been brewing the past few years. I’m not sure if I’ll make it quite to 50K this year but I’m confident that I can make it to 40K especially since I have the week of Thanksgiving off. I’ll have plenty of time to write. Right now, I’m at about 10K words and still need at least 6-10K this weekend to catch up (if I want to make it to 50K). A little bit about my current project, without too many spoilers – I am writing something about a slayer (think Buffy the Vampire Slayer but a little more woke). She also has magical powers so she’s not just a hunter, she actually has the power to heal earth’s creatures. It’s a beautiful concept intertwined with elements of horror. I’m trying something new with this project and letting my character tell me her story herself instead of planning the plot ahead of time. I’ve been inspired by storytelling across cultures, unplanned, uncensored, unfiltered. I want to tap into that creative energy flow instead of planning stuff out. Anyways, thanks for letting me share my honest thoughts on here.
I’m hoping to have a novel ready to publish in the next few months – a year. We’ll see!
I’ll check in once I finish my NaNoWriMo on how the rest of the month will go. I’m also working on a Roanoke story, will post it on here once I finish it! Not keen on submitting my short stories to publications, would rather just share it on here with all of you 🙂