My first go at NaNoWriMo


Happy Wednesday readers!

Today I though that instead of showing you a work in progress, I would share the beginning of my adventure into Nano land! For those of you who don’t know, November is the National Writing Month (hence NaNoWriMo) and each year, a lot of people gather on the NaNo website to write 50,000 words.

I have had this story playing in my head for a very long time, well before I even moved to Australia, so it must have been at least 7 or 8 years now! It is based in a fantasy world with quite a few complicated aspects, so it was important for me to leave time to mature the story in my head. Last year, I started thinking more and more about it and I wrote an outline, did some character sheets and developed the backstory and how the magical system works.

I was too late to join last year, but I though that this year was the year, so I’m just going with it! I have in mind that I will be happy if I manage to get 20,000 words down, so I’m not putting too much pressure on myself to write the whole 50,000.

The title of my story is ‘The Dragon Power – Awakening’ and here is what I’ve written for the synopsis:

Ewen has been dreaming about her Power awakening since she was a little kid. Now that her initiation travel is reaching its end, she will finally Awaken and start studying at the best university in the country. What she doesn’t know is that her Power has only been partly activated, and that she will have to take full possession of it if she does not want to lose it completely. In the midst of political intrigues, betrayals and shifts of power, will Ewen manage to Awaken fully before her time is up?

That’s it! I’m super excited for NaNo to start, and I’d love to know if you’re thinking of joining as well!



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21 responses to “My first go at NaNoWriMo

  1. My daughter has done this the last two years. She loves it.

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  2. Wow! I love your synopsis! You really packed the tension and consequences for your character in there.

    Good luck on your first NaNoWriMo!

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  3. Great inspiration for your story! I’m already rooting for her:)!

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  4. I did NaNo for a few years. It’s really fun, but I won’t be joining this year. I do however wish you the best of luck, and the most fun!

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  5. jessicacrafts

    Eeeeeeeeee. Exciting! Totally know what you mean about needing to leave a story to develop in your head for a while. I have no idea how people just jump in

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  6. Yay! I’m so taking part this year, I love the sound of your story. Best of luck 🙂

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  7. I have heard of NANO and I think it’s awesome! Let us know how it goes, I’d like to try it someday…

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  8. Now I know two NaNo writers! Have fun with this!

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  9. yetiyoungblood

    Definitely joining! I have nothing planned but I am ready to set sail on this journey!

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