I’ve decided to do NaNoWriMo this year – aka National Novel Writing Month – to try to get the bones of my first novel down on the page.
So I won’t be around much in November, but… my first collection of short stories called
‘The Long and the Short of it’ is being launched this month so as soon as I have a venue confirmed I’ll be shouting. Date is November 21st. More news anon.. 🙂
If you are doing #NoNoWriMo this year and would like to buddy up, my NaNo user name is ‘auntyamo’ and my word count will be automatically updated to the little blue box on the right hand side – the minimum word count for the month is 50,000.
My NaNo novel is ‘Dear Mel…’ and here is the synopsis I’ve put up on the NaNo site..
Carmel Graham, or Mel as she is called, is struggling to come to terms with the loss of her mother. Rather than time being a healer, time is revealing that Mel’s mum didn’t always tell her the truth.
After losing control of her emotions while visiting her mother her grave, she attempts to attack a woman who comes to her aid. It seems she is starting to fall apart. Mel is ‘sentenced’ to a course of counselling sessions.
Esther Ryan, court-assigned counsellor & psychotherapist, attempts to help Mel navigate her journey to recovery. Part of the process is to encourage Mel to keep a journal that she addresses to herself.
Mel’s inner journey also takes her on a physical one as she searches for the truth about her mother, her father and herself.
Bear in mind that by the end of November it may not resemble the above synopsis in any way 🙂 I’ll be back with news of the launch of ‘The Long and the Short of it’ but other than that… I’ll see you in December 😉 x