NaNoWriMo Week 1

So NaNoWriMo is on the way. Here is the synopsis I’ve written for my NaNo novel:

Sara is a consultant who’s bored with her life. The corporate ladder does not beckon to her like it seems to beckon to her peers and she is actively searching for an escape when one literally falls in her lap in the form of a windswept gryphon. She quickly discovers that librarians are not the meek old ladies she always thought they were but agents keeping the mythical inside the books they are trying to escape.

Soon after that it becomes apparent that someone is actively trying to thin the fabric between the realities to their own nefarious ends.

My NaNoWriMo got off to a rough start. I haven’t been sleeping very well which always lowers my word count and the daily NaNoWriMo word count is higher than I usually write in any case. Add that to the day job and some social obligations agreed to ages ago and you get a writer who’s behind on her wordcount. On the other hand, I really love the idea behind the story and I keep coming up with cool stuff about the characters. The words just aren’t flowing. At least not yet.

On the other hand I found something very inspiring this week; Mary Robinette Kowal wrote her first published book Shades of Milk and Honey (a book I enjoyed very much, by the way) for NaNoWriMo. So it’s not just for fan ficcers.

The dreaded week two is coming up and I’m trying to get at least mentally ready. More dispatches from the NaNoWriMo tranches then.

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