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I hope everyone had a great Labor Day!

I signed up for NanoWriMo… for the non-writers- it stands for National Novel Writing Month. (Love that pic over there) It takes place in November. Basically, you have the month of November to get 50,000 words. Those who do, get kudos and accolades, and a lot of words to work with. This will be my first attempt at this and I’m excited.
I’ve been twittering a lot lately with my #writegoal. So far, I’m at almost 17,000 words in my new WIP, Devil’s in the Details (working title, of course). It’s going well. I feel better with this MS than the last one. I plan on going back to the other story when this first draft is complete.
I’ll give you a quick synopsis… in case you were wondering (it’s not very good, but thought I would give it a try.)
Ella Johnson sold her soul to the devil for a lousy fifty cents, and she’s beginning to regret it. Her job in Hell is to nab souls and when she’s assigned to nab her own son, her real loyalty is tested. She’s given a new partner, an angel spy from heaven, who creates tension for the inhabitants of Hell. Will good win over evil, or will her son pay the ultimate price?
Okay. I know. It’s still in a very rough stage, but it felt good to get something out there.
What are you all working on right now? Anyone sign up for NanoWriMo this year?

6 Responses to β€œLong Time No Blog”

  1. Ooh! That sounds cool. πŸ™‚

    I did NaNo last year and learned what I hoped to about my writing, so I don’t plan to do it again. My favorite part was the comraderie, so I suggest finding a couple buddies who are also writing so you can cheer each other on.

  2. EriCan says:

    Thanks Mel, I’m excited about this one– how do you have time to read my piddly blog! You must have a ton to read!!!Thank you, that means a lot that you stopped by.

    I have a couple people that I’m doing nano with on Twitter. I think it will be a good experience. I’m just worried because I work at a mall office and that is smack dab in the middle of holiday for us– so busy!!

    I’ll let you know how it goes πŸ™‚

  3. Jamie D. says:

    Finally clicked on your twitter link over here – love your story synopsis! Sounds like a fun plot, with lots of twisty opportunities. πŸ™‚

    You’re going to love NaNo. This is either my 5th or 6th year…I can’t remember, but every year it gets me revved up and going, whether I “win” or not. Very addictive, for me anyway.

  4. EriCan says:

    Hi Jamie,
    Welcome πŸ™‚ I clicked on yours too! Thank you for your kind words. I’m having a lot of fun with this one!

    I can’t wait to do NaNo! I’m glad you are doing it too. I’m doing a #wordathon this weekend. I like those too. I seem to do well under pressure, must be that Journalism major πŸ™‚

    Thanks for stopping by!

  5. Tara says:

    I think the story sounds fun–nice new take on the soul selling. I’m considering Nano.

  6. EriCan says:

    Thanks Tara and welcome πŸ™‚

    Have you done NaNo before Tara?

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