Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Writing Wednesday - The End of Nano

So Wednesday is my official writing update day. I have so many story projects going on and I need a push to get some done. So I will be trying to post each Wednesday about how my writing adventures are going (and I may need a swift kick in the pants by you guys sometimes).

Current Active Project:

The New Old Home - 17,193 words
Everyone dreams of winning the lottery, but what would you do with that money? That is the question presented to Natalie, when she is at the lowest point in her life, she is presented with an opportunity to make any normal person's dreams come true, but all those winnings can't give her what she wants most.

Other Works in Progress:

Princess Bs - 32,131 words
A story about a woman, recently divorced and returned to her home town to figure out what is next. She encounters an old friend and spends a weekend with him and his daughters. Feelings that are long since buried are rising up again, but are her recent loss and his current life going to stand in the way of their happily ever after?

Tamlyn Marie's Grace - 12,072 words
Think Cinderella only with a matchmaker ;)

The Last Mountains - 15,352
A equine shapeshifting family is being hunted to near extinction and the young new leader must go against all her lessons and approach the elite council for aide. Will they help her? How will she keep her family's traditions and values alive, let alone her herd?

Night Rider - 17,229
Alice is a recent high school graduate who is a very accomplished competitive rider in Hunter/Jumper, Dressage, and Western/Rodeo. Her parents had arranged for her to attend a private college on the east coast geared specifically to equine professions. However, Alice wants to focus on her studies in English Literature. When she arrives at the college she hides her riding abilities, but can she keep her talent and love of horses hidden?

Other Ideas Plotting:
Bloodsoar's Story
A pegasus struggles through life, ejected from the herd, near capture by humans.

The Assassin's Assassin
A student learns what the school is really teaching and sets out to destroy those who support the program.


Well Nano draws to an end today, and I have the second lowest word count I have ever had for nano :(  but that won't discourage me.  In fact over the past couple of weeks while sick and without a computer new inspiration hit me.  I think I will be revisiting the Princess Bs.  I think I will be able to finish that one and possibly have an idea for a sequel.  I would also like to revisit Last Mountains because I think that would be the one story I would be brave enough to submit for publication.

I send my congrats to all the Nano winners out there and to those of you who stuck with it and got even the smallest amount of words down.  Any writing is an accomplishment!  Good luck on your future adventures!!


  1. Being sick is NOT fun. Sorry. This month wasn't great for me accomplishing anything. Sigh! But you're right, any writing is good.

  2. Whenever something not so great happens, sometimes something great comes because of it. I love that you got new inspiration! Not just inspiration, but an idea for a sequel. That's just awesome. :) I think it would be great-amazing-awesome-times-ten if you submit a novel for publication. I can't wait to see what kinds of stories you have in store. ^_^

  3. Jenny, November always seems to be a bad month, holidays, and I always get sick in November. Nano needs to be moved to a different winter month LOL!

    Thanks Jessica! It was really exciting when the idea of the sequel struck me, of course I couldn't act on it since both home computer and work computer were down but notes were jotted down :D