The time has come to bring those ideas brewing in your head for the past month to life!
As promised, all those participating in NaNoWriMo this November, as well as some last minute tips, will be featured here throughout the event for all to see!
Without further ado, ITU’s NaNoWriMo participants:
apollosguardian1990 - For the Love of Another - Fantasy
When her best friend disappears without any trace, Vicki searches for answers. As she is sifting through her friend's messy desk, she finds writings of another world parallel to our own, along with a poem. She reads it aloud and is shocked to find she is transported to the world talked about. She continues to search, but finds her friend is not the same person she knew, and is being counted on as a sacrifice to save the world from evil. Can Vicki stop it or will she find that it's better to discard one to save millions?
CaptivationRequired - Post-Apocalyptic
Dontheunsane - Fantasy/Science Fiction
DrippingWords - Shattered Glass - Fantasy/Science Fiction
Aliya Winters thought she was an ordinary teenage girl— until her seventeenth birthday. As soon as she blows out the candles on her cake, strange things start happening to her and her friends. Aliya wakes up on the ceiling of her room, but when she falls, she doesn't get hurt. Her best friend James can stay underwater for an extraordinary amount of time; Zack is suddenly able to lift things he shouldn't be able to; Kyle hears things from across the school; and Tallon sometimes sets things on fire. The teenagers confide in their science teacher, who helps them cope with their newfound powers. But there is someone who is searching for these teenagers, and he will do anything to find them, even if it means killing the ones that they love most.
Kymira12 - Mana Tauawhi (Spiritual Embrace) - Fantasy/Science Fiction/Suspense
Aroha always took care of herself. Fended for herself, killed for herself, bled for herself though she never thought she'd sacrifice herself for something she could never have to begin with. Search through the eyes of a desperate facade and we will find that it is something we will regret looking into.
lalaith913 - Dearest - Romance
Your best friend reveals two huge secrets to you in one day: the first is that he's been in love with you for as long as he can remember. The second is that he's dying. You don't love him back, but when his last wish is to be with you, do you say you are anyway? Noelle Peters does. She decides it's for the best. (The majority of the novel will be told in the second person.)
Metarex12 - Feathers - Fantasy
To gain your feathers, your down, you have to follow certain rules:
1.) Your body must be physically ready.
2.) Your mind must be mentally ready.
3.) Your soul must be emotionally ready.
4.) You must gain experience in all three fields.
5.) You may only take one feather from another to add to your down.
6.) You can not gain too many feathers and must give to another some of your down as you age.
Breaking of any rule is deemed punishable by death.
MistressofQuills - The Cave - Futuristic Fantasy
It's the end of the world, the end of the entire human race, and the end of an age. Armageddon had finally come, its arrival announced by the meteorite that had long been studied, feared, awaited and predicted. But not every human died in the catastrophe... a small community survived and found a way to live underground, away from both sunlight and the poisonous gas that had suffused the atmosphere with the meteorite's crash. The little community of survivors face many obstacles and difficulties in their new home, The Cave, as it is affectionately called, including finding enough drinkable water, and keeping the fragile cave from falling on them. As a result, Kristen is made to finish her schooling under the tutelage of the community's leader, who was crippled in the catastrophe, and therefore unable to work with the other adults on shoring up the ceiling of their home. But, as she finds out, her teacher is twisted and cruel, and eventually makes slaves out of the entire community of adults. It's up to Kristen and her two friends to find a way to overthrow their corrupted leader before he finds a way to subdue them as well.
OfOneSoul - Drowning Sirens - YA Fiction
In the small town of Cameron, Louisiana, Deanna Finnegan will find more than shrimp & alligators in the waters nearby. Dragged to the edge of the U.S. by her recently remarried father, she must not only adjust to her new family, but must also integrate herself into a new school. Eventually another new student arrives, Morgen Atwaters. Despite the fact that she attracts the attention of every man & woman in Cameron - she wishes only to befriend Deanna. Although Deanna is grateful for her new friend, her suspicions grow as the missing fisherman found drowned and the high school boys who have disappeared completely begin piling up around Morgen. Soon Morgen Atwaters' demonic origin is revealed when Deanna discovers the truth hidden in the concrete pool behind Morgen's empty house. It's mating season in Cameron, Louisiana.
Now for a quick lesson in writing for NaNo:
Forget editing! (For now.) Those squiggly red and green lines annoying you? Turn Spellcheck off. Glaring plotholes? Patch ‘em up the best you can within five minutes and move on. There will be plenty of time to spruce things up in December, but let’s reach our word count first, eh?
Keep moving. This ties in with the last tip. No matter what problem may come about, just bulldoze your way through it. (Breaks are OK, though. Your sanity requires them ) Just think of that hardback cover with your name on the front. Inspired yet?
Don’t be afraid to change up your original plan a bit. If it feels right, go with it! Sometimes change is for the best
Don’t. Give. Up. Keep typing even if getting to 50,000 words seems utterly impossible. Even if you only get ten words typed out the entire month, it’s still a little closer than you were before
Have fun with it! And never forget why you signed up for this insanity
Hope this helps you Wrimos this coming month! Feel free to Note me or comment below if I’ve missed anyone or you’d like to update your novel info (For those who don’t know what NaNo is, see this post: fav.me/d5gmwbn )
And don’t forget to sign up at NaNoWriMo.org and check out this nifty NaNoWriMo calendar to keep you on track:
Good luck everyone!