O-kay, it’s that time of the year again when authors and aspiring writers stock up on coffee, papers, pens and other stimulants, and intend to write a novel in 50k or more words. This is literary abandon is called NaNoWriMo, short for National Novel Writing Month.
Last year, I joined and won Nano with my barely 51k YA dystopian WIP entitled Defying Gravity. If you’re interested, here’s the synopsis (which is um…not so good)”
Amber dreams of chaos in Paradise, her beautiful heaven, and of a very familiar-looking guy that makes her heart jump. But the thing she doesn't understand is this: How can he be familiar if she hasn't met him?
Amber suffers from memory repression, an effect of the forgetting pill administered to her by the Guardians. As a naturally curious girl, she will stop at nothing to get her memories back. As the dreams keep coming night after night, she realizes that with a part of herself gone, she can't live life, taste life to the fullest. She's also seized by fear because if the Guardians can take her memory away, a bit of herself away, what else have they taken?
I had long, detailed outlines for this project. It was too…controlled, too stressful to finish in one month. Whew.
So this time around I’m taking a break. I’m going crazy with my YA paranormal mystery. I only know the basics:
Rain’s only memory is darkness and muffled voices-
You can see a pattern, yes? I think I like stories that have to do with MEMORY.
Rain’s only memory is darkness and muffled voices. She was aborted. Never had the chance to live, to know her parents, to be human.
With overpopulation going crazy across the globe, the angels have their plates full. They have turned to souls in heaven for help. As an unborn soul, Rain was pure because she never had the chance to sin. She works as a guardian, watching over Hana, a 16 year-old girl who was a magnet for boys and trouble. After an accident, Hana’s soul was snatched away by a reaper and Rain’s soul was sucked into her Hana’s body. Things even get more complicated when the person who killed Hana sought out Rain.
Hmm…anything can change since I’m going crazy/impulsive this time.
If you’re up for the challenge, sign up here.