Snow came way early this year in my neck of the woods (as shown above). In fact, here in North Dakota, we went directly from summer to winter. There was NO fall. According to the local weatherman, we’re to get an additional 3-6 inches of the white stuff between today and Sunday.
Originally, I’m a northern-climate gal having been born near the border of Quebec, and grew up in the Adirondacks so I’m no stranger to the cold and snow. However…I spent nearly 15 years in North Carolina before moving up here so my body is still trying to get re-acclimated to the changes.
I’ll get there eventually. 🙂
Whether it’s the sudden changes or getting older (I’ll take the former thank you very much), I’ve been slow getting started with NaNoWriMo this year.
Sitting at 500 words on day 3 kind of slow.
But, at the very least, it’s a start.
I will be working on two writing projects. One’s projected to be about 7,500 words while the other around 10,000 so most likely I won’t win this year. That’s okay just as long as I get the drafts of these two completed by November 30.
The 7,500-word novelette is inspired by the TV show, Deadly Women, I binge watched the past several months. It’ll be a slightly different genre than I’m used to writing, but so far, an enjoyable experience. I plan to post the synopsis later this month. My goal for this story is to hopefully either self-publish it, or place it on Channilo. In the past, majority of the stories I wrote have been horror and/or young-adult with sprinklings of science fiction and fantasy. This particular story is Suspense/Thriller with some Romance.
The second project is a serial fiction I started last year called, The Hidden Realm, which is a fantasy/horror story.
During this month, I plan to finish writing the second half of Part One. Writing serial fiction is tricky for multiple reasons; one being that it requires long-term commitment to post a new installment in a timely manner until either the story’s completed, or you give up on it. I’ve written several in the past, and gave up on them all mostly because I either got bored with it, or got stuck on the storyline. I hope by writing large blocks of the story in a short time and then posting them in small increments will enable me to actually finish this one.
I will post more on both stories throughout the month of November.
What about you? What are you working on this month?