NaNoWriMo Update!

It is now seven days into NaNoWriMo and I haven’t started my novel at all. Just like in the last two years I had trouble decided exactly what I wanted to work on. I thought about starting one of my non-fiction book projects, rewriting my Selkie story from scratch, and eventually thuoght I was going to spend the month working on my anthology To Every Season. But as the days wore on I knew that I wouldn’t be working on that project. It wasn’t really calling to me, and though I know it will be completed at some point it didn’t seem right for NaNoWriMo. I wanted a project that I could start completely new, from scratch, and not already have words written for.

So I mentally went back through the novel ideas I’ve had recently, and none of them stood out to me. One story did, even though I’ve written it before. I wrote it a few years ago, on a computer so old it couldn’t handle an internet connection or a thumb drive. Since I had no printer (and wasn’t going to buy one because that was the only computer I had and it was on it’s last leg), the story stayed forever stuck on that computer and I haven’t seen it since…at all. That made me very sad to have to leave all of that work behind. The story itself needed a serious edit, but it’s where I created my two favorite characters: Arabella and Sadie.

Those are the two main characters in my Selkie story (which I really should find a title for), and in To Every Season. But Acceptance (the working title I had for the lost story) is the one in which they met and fell in love. I wanted to have it back again. I wanted to be able to share it with everyone. Knowing all of that, I decided to make that the story I begin writing for NaNoWriMo. So, now I have 24 odd days to get this story written. I don’t think it will wind up being 50,000 words, but that’s not my goal. My goal is finish the entire story. So let’s see how this goes!

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