Thanks for all the kind comments on my last post, guys! I know I've been out of the loop lately. Three weeks left to the semester, and then I'll have a bit more of my life back. Grad school will be done FOREVER by the end of next spring, which will be helpful for my writing career, to say the least...
Tomorrow is the start of NaNo! Who's doing it? Anyone want to help me pick my story? I haven't made a decision yet! I have some outlining and character sketches done for both of these...
Option 1: Bodie's Men. After disappointing her parents since birth, Rachael Bodie finds one more way to infuriate them: by becoming a Marine Corps officer. As she falls for - and loses - her first love, leads the men in her platoon, and serves in combat, Bodie discovers she's so much more than just the unsatisfactory youngest daughter - even to her parents. Commercial fiction, I'd say?
Option 2: Bound. When sexy bad boy Cody saves Deirdre's life, she finds out magic is real, that words are filled with magic, and that he can teach her to control them. But as her mother falls suddenly ill, a strangely prophetic homeless man tells her not to trust Cody. Deirdre must figure out who to trust - and how to protect her family - in a strange new world she doesn't understand. YA paranormal.
To be honest, I failed NaNo last year under the crush of school - I hope I can make it through this year, because I love NaNo - it's a fun way to mix things up and cover a LOT of rough draft in a quick inspired time!
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