Technically, according to the NaNoWriMo site, 5000 words seems to be the first hurdle… but for a change, I’m ahead of my target, by approximately 4000 words… Which means that I hit more than 10,000 words today.
My current NaNoWriMo project is an idea that has been in my head for a long time now. I remember it being there last year… and possibly earlier than that. And if you’re interested, here’s the blurb:
Born as a Soul-Sister in a society where identical twins are penalised, River-Falcon shares a two room apartment with Daisy-Falcon. After receiving a promotion at work, against all the odds, River-Falcon experiences an intense sorrow when the man she hopes to marry, Wind-Hawk, informs her that their pairing will not be approved and breaks up with her… and then she returns home to find her Soul-Sister has disappeared in the hopes of giving River-Falcon a normal life.
Close to despair, River-Falcon plays the lottery and finds herself with a voucher to a CCCD (Character Creation Cloning Device) centre. The voucher entitles her to one cloned character and River-Falcon chooses the Arthurian knight Gawain…but quickly realises that her life has become so much less idyllic.
Gawain is not the knight she remembers from the old tales. And the society is rife with corruption.
It’s worth noting that this was not the original blurb. After I started writing River-Falcon’s story, I realised all of these things about her society that I hadn’t thought of before I started writing. So the above blurb is still not entirely accurate… but it’s more so than the original version.
I’ve had some very nice people design front covers for me and one person draw River-Falcon and Sir Gawain. Over the course of the month, I’ll share the covers and the drawings… but here’s the first cover for now:
Is anyone else taking part in NaNoWriMo? What are you working on? How are you doing so far? Feel free to post a comment and let me know! I’m quite proud of how I’ve done so far… but I know I’ve still got a way to go.