This year I'm doing something a little different. For the past three years I wrote some form of serious fantasy. What I mean by serious is that I actually tried to write a semi-decent story. The problem is that now I have three novels that are unfinished, plus two other non-NaNo novels. I figured that I didn't want to start yet another novel that I care about, because then I will never finish anything. So instead I've decided to write a paranormal teen romance parody. I'm not a fan of Twilight, Hush Hush, or any of those novels. Mostly I just find them hilarious. Therefore, my new novel is called An Echo of Wings. I'm looking forward to a mostly free-and-easy NaNoWriMo, where I'm not invested in any of my characters, and consequently won't care what happens to them.
I'm also using NaNoWriMo as motivation to finish my current novel, Reptilia Snaketongue and the Misty Orb of Truth. I've been working on it pretty seriously for a number of months, and I'm about halfway through. I'm hoping that with the pressure of the November 30th deadline, I'll be able to get it done. If you're interested, it's a middle-grade historical-fantasy about a young girl named -- you guessed it -- Reptilia Snaketongue, who is part of a traveling sideshow in 1920s France. The short version is that, after looking into her old carriage-mate's crystal ball, she sets out with her best friend, a performing camel named Georges, to find her family.
Anyway, before I write an entire book here, I wanted to share a few pictures. I don't have photoshop right now (I had to suck it up and buy a new laptop, because my old Dell, Abraham Lincoln, was barely hanging to a thread), so there's nothing fancy going on here. But in preparation for NaNoWriMo, I crocheted a new granny square blanket, and also bought some new, fun bedding. I know...new bedding for a writing event? Kinda geeky.
If you're wondering, the bedding is from IKEA. And only 12.99! Yay for deals! And those stacks of papers on my teeny-tiny desk in the background are hardcopies of my previous NaNo novels! :) Oh, before I forget, if anyone's interested in being Writing Buddies, here's a link to my author page. I'd be happy to buddy any other participants!