I don’t have an update for Shifters & Mages this week because NaNoWriMo starts in… two days? Yes. Two days. I only have today and tomorrow to finish prepping for it.
I’m ready. I think.
For those who don’t know, NaNoWriMo is a 30-day writing challenge in the month of November where participants attempt to write a 50,000 (50K) novel. Some plan it ahead of time while others start a brand new story the day of and hope for the best.
I’ve competed every year since 2011 after being introduced to it halfway through November in 2009 and not participating in 2010 because I was already doing another writing challenge and expecting my oldest. I “won” for the first time with what became the first draft of Jenna’s Story, but ever since then I’ve been a rebel, working on multiple stories at one time.
This year is no exception. My main focus will be Mages’ Sacrifice, the final book in the Shifters & Mages series, which I’ll be typing since it’s already been started in that format, but I also plan on working on some hand-written projects in my Novella Notebook. I have about a third of one story written, and I hope to finish it in November and maybe start the next if I can. There’s only enough room (with the way I write) for two novellas. We’ll see.
Below are short blurbs for the three projects I would like to tackle for NaNoWriMo.
Nicky, head of the Council, has betrayed them, but before any of them can get their hands on her, she vanishes and no one, not even Myles, can find her. Puck is preparing for what feels like will be the final battle against the Hunters, but her mage-partner, Cassie, seems to be hiding something from her, and if she can’t figure out what it is before it’s too late, it could be the end of everything as they know it.
When Brijit, a serving maid, seeks solace at the fountain one evening, she meets K’la, a gargoyle and lone guardian of the castle. They strike up a quick friendship, but betrayal threatens their friendship when Lord Devin learns of the gargoyle and seeks her assistance in taking over the throne.
Luella is half-vampire, half-werewolf, the love child of a forbidden relationship, and that’s made her a target for both factions, but not in the way she originally believed. Dave is the son of her father’s best friend, and has known about her all his life. Alexander was her mother’s best friend and wanted nothing more than what made her happiest. Both men are prepared to give Luella the world – if she’d let them.
If you wanna join me on my journey, I am going to be going live with Sarah Scharnweber on YouTube around November 1st 12:00 AM central time (1:00 AM eastern) for some writing. Also, feel free to add me as a buddy on the NaNo site itself.