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From Revision to NaNo Feva… You got it?

Hi Everyone!
I hope you had a nice weekend. I’m recovering from a frustrating football downer.. sigh. Hope your teams fared better than mine!

So. I’ve been revising *ahem* rewriting my WIP (the one from last NaNo) almost there, only a few more chapters (sure, Ha). I’ve come to realize that I may not query this story anytime soon or ever, and that’s okay. Maybe I’ll come back to it when I’m a better writer so I can give it the attention and good writing it deserves ;o)

I’ve most certainly found my weaknesses in writing novels. If you’re curious, it’s movements (he walked, he looked, lifted his hand to…,) descriptions, scenery, world building. I do have some strengths too, dialogue, plot, pacing… so I think I need to read some more books with my weaknesses. I’ve been reading Cassandra Clare’s books (OMG I love her books) and that has helped a bit since she is really great at making me feel like I’m there. If you haven’t read any of her books, go now. Seriously. Her characters are totally swoonworthy.

I’m participating in NaNoWriMo again this year (Yay!) since I had a great time doing it last year, and frankly, I need to write something new. I’m kinda goin’ wonky over here… LOL

Pss. I’m EriCanWrite over there, in case you wanna buddy up ;o)

I wanted to share my idea for NaNo this year. Keep in mind, this is very rough, as nothing has been written yet ;o)

YA, Sci-Fi.

It’s 2025 and the government has perfected the criminal brain scan system. If you’re brain passes the sociopath test (as it is commonly referred to) you are sent to The Haven, if you don’t, even before you kill or harm anyone you are sent to The Desolate.

Amara and Shane, lifelong friends were born after the system. They both get scanned and one goes to Desolate and the other Haven. Separated by false accusations and lies, Amara sets out to find Shane.

Amara knows there’s a chink in the system’s armor. They made a terrible mistake. And she’s going to find out how to fix it. Can they find each other before time runs out and the system takes out one of them forever?

Are you doing NaNo this year? What’cha workin’ on? Have a great rest of the week!

Rock on,

27 Responses to “From Revision to NaNo Feva… You got it?”

  1. Jamie D. says:

    Yay for NaNo! And new works! Sounds like you’ve got a good plan there, and an interesting plot. Lots to work with!

    Even though I’ve been working on other stuff all year, I always look forward to NaNo. Fall wouldn’t be the same without it. 🙂

  2. Wow. That story sounds awesome!!!!
    I’m bummed. I don’t get to to NaNo this year because I need to work on overhauling a story….Although it may need almost 50K of new words… so I guess I can play along unofficially.

    Good luck, Wrimos!

  3. Thanks ladies ;o) I love responding to comments through email, but it still feels weird, so thank you!

  4. Misha says:

    Hey there!

    I know what you mean about the verbs. I used to have the same problem, but when I started paying attention to it (and using words like stormed, stalked, launched etc.) it soon became a habit to strengthen my verbs.

    Now I don’t even think about it.

    The world building and description I’ll get to when I am done with the story. (I write fast to beat my internal editor)


    P.S. Did you get my buddy invite?

  5. Melissa says:

    Sounds great! Interesting concept for sure.

    I added you on NaNo… MelissaWideen! So, you know add me back so we can be buddies!

  6. Awesome I added you too ;o) Thank you!

  7. Melissa says:

    I’m not sure if I’m doing Nano this year. I’ll make a decision this week. Your idea sounds so cool! I love anything sci/fi or fantasy:)

  8. That’s a sweet idea! I wish you luck with NaNo. I’m so excited to start, yet still not sure I’ll make it all the way through because of work and school. Gah. Stupid busy life.

  9. I loved NaNo last year but I won’t be doing it this year. I’ll be revising like a crazy woman.

    Love the idea. Can’t wait to hear updates. 🙂

  10. I love NaNo, but I don’t think I can do it this year. I’m at the beginning of one of those nasty rewrites and I really want to finish it up!

  11. good luck! I’m so impressed with all you NaNo ites.
    I also love those books!

  12. Lisa Potts says:

    Yay! Another NaNo buddy. Your story sounds great!

  13. Lydia Kang says:

    Your story sounds like it’s got a nice bite to it! I hope Nano goes well for you!

  14. Your story sounds wonderful! I hope it’ll go well for you. 🙂

    I’ll be adding you to my buddy list — I’m emyshin over there.

  15. What an awesome idea! Good luck!

    You know I’m doing NaNo and have already found you. Hopefully by the time we can get together for a write-in I’ll have my blurb. 😛

  16. Ashelynn – Thank you! I’m excited too ;o)I know, Novembers are busy for me too.

    Karen – Good luck to you! Thanks ;o)

    Jemi – Ooo I just got done with one of those! Good luck ;o) Thanks ;o)

    Terry – Thank you! Oh, they’re so good aren’t they ;o)

    Lisa – Yay!! Thank you ;o)

    Lydia – Thank you ;o)

    Emy – Thank you ;o) I found ya, added you too!

    Mel – Thank you! Of course, I can’t wait to have our write-in. I’ve never known anyone in person doing this! I can’t wait to read your blurb ;o)

    Thanks everyone. I emailed the rest of you responses ;o)

  17. C R Ward says:

    This will be my fourth year doing NaNo and it amazes me how much I learn every year. This year I’m writing another futuristic romance.

    I’ve already found you and buddied up. 😀

  18. Love the title. I’m not sure if I’ll do NaNo, but I feel like I should just to friend everyone!

  19. Dolly says:

    New idea sounds great. Good luck with writing. I am doubtful about NaNo now, because I may be spending that time on my current WIP – but more about that later. 🙂

  20. Dolly – Thank you! I can understand that ;o) Hope your current one is going well!

    Thanks everyone!

  21. Natalie says:

    What a great plot! I’m probably not doing NaNo this year. I failed miserably last year.

  22. fun story idea!! I’m doing NaNo but I’m cheating because I’m using it to make myself complete my current WIP 🙂

  23. Neat idea – good luck with it! I might do NaNo – I’m still thinking about it. I have a couple of chapters and some random middle parts of a YA paranormal that I might do, but I don’t know if the “don’t think just write” method is going to work for me, and I don’t want to spend a whole month on something I’m going to have to throw out. Still deciding.

  24. Jen Daiker says:

    Good luck with Nano! I like the idea!!!!

    I’ve joined NaNo as well (Jen_Unedited) my story is about a fairy named Rose who is trapped out of her Kingdom and forced to live in the real world.

  25. Yay NaNo! Have just added you, I’m Siesta. I’ll be writing a really old-fashioned MG, adventures at the bottom of the garden stuff. Yours sounds like exactly the sort of thing I’d like to read, looking forward to hearing about its progress.

  26. Thanks guys!!

    Amie – Yay! I found you and added you too. Ooo yours sounds good too! Thank you ;o)

  27. Happy nano-ing. I love the sound of your story with the criminal brain scans and Haven vs. Desolate.

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