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Tuesday, November 2, 2010

NanoWrimo is Upon US! Run for it!

So, November is national novel writing month and loads of crazy writers attempt to slap 50K down on the screens by the end of it. I've gotten a slow start as I have some majorly sick kids home with me... and I'm just now getting over the cold that never ends. (5 weeks... 5 weeks of hell) Anyway... I've got a nasty headache today which could be from lack of sleep because B had a bad bout of hurling from 2 a.m. to 5 a.m. or it might be this stomach flu which started out with a headache. Either way, my nano showing this year is pathetic. I'm at 700 words thus far. Yesterday, I did a heavy amount of revising on "Secrets of Skin and Stone" in order to fix my six day school week issue... so I did add 5K onto that ms, but that doesn't count. Le sigh.

Here is what I'm doing this year. I think it started out as a joke... or a dare between Di and me. We'll see if I can pull it off. I'm glad I have the study guide for the Odyssey so I can go back and forth between my Kindle and laptop while writing this. It's a YA paranormal:

Synopsis: The Unseen Kingdom

A modern day retelling of the Odyssey with a paranormal slant.

Ten years previous, Marcus's father was lost through a doorway into the unseen kingdom, the Spirit World, and his mother, a high level medium, is plagued day and night by the spirits of the dead. Marcus can't take his father's place to protect his mother as there are few unseen stalkers as highly advanced as Rex Odysseus. Marcus sets out to find out what happened to his father. He's aided by Thena, a fellow high school student and the Principal's daughter. His father's rival, Anthony, is plotting his failure so that he can marry Marcus's mother, the fair Penelope.


  1. Hooray! I'm super excited for this. :)

  2. You CAN pull it off. Whether it's under the NaNo label or not, this is an awesome premise. Greek mythology is so hot. Love it and *want* to read it!!!

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  4. Good luck with Nano. Your story sounds interesting.

  5. I see you on twitter... you're catching up!!! You'll do it, woot woot!

  6. Thanks, guys.

    Di, I love when you refer to something as "so hot" because I totally picture Paris Hilton saying it. *snickers*