Pre-NaNoWriMo Prep

Fresh from a partial manuscript request that turned into a pass from the agent, I’m gearing up for a new project in lieu of NaNoWriMo.

I’ve had a certain idea in my head for about 6 months now, but just the other morning I was listening to the BBC and a particular story struck me as hilarious and simultaneously all too familiar. Instantly, I knew this was my next manuscript.

The three manuscripts I’ve completed are all quiet, contemporary MG with elements of humor, but definitely not LOL funny or rolling-on-the-floor funny. It’s exciting to have an idea that is light-hearted and full of life—and that my 9 year old daughter says she’d actually read.

Just this afternoon I sat down after re-shuffling a manuscript for a critique partner to tear apart and I scratched out the 7 Elements of Story Structure from Dan Wells for my NaNo project.

I’m eager to get started. Nothing like a new project to take your mind off rejection! x


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