Wednesday, February 9, 2022

NaNoWriMo 2021 Wrap-Up and Next Steps for 2022

New accountability post for my novel progress in 2022!

I finished up last November's NaNoWriMo with 33,568 words in my novel draft after writing on 27 out of the 30 that month. I'm now looking at doing another rigorous plan to get the draft finished up so I can send it to beta readers.

To get back into the mode of my story, I've been working on making lists of my characters, place names, and other terms used in the building of the novel's world. I'm also going to reread the 33k words I've written and update my chapter-by-chapter outline. Then I'll keep going, full steam ahead, to The End around 100k words.

Here are some details I posted last November about my WIP novel:

Title: The May Queen’s Daughter
Genre: Science Fiction
(possibly solarpunk or lunarpunk??)
Earth globe americas23rd century Earth
Crescent moonpaganism
Microscopeadvanced medicine
Pregnant womanpregnancy
Singerrebel teens
Firelotsa fire

My goal is get back to writing every day if I can, even if it's just a few hundred words. 

Happy writing, everyone!


Tuesday, February 1, 2022

Publication: "Luna Britannia" in For Page & Screen Magazine

Issue 1: New Beginnings from For Page & Screen Magazine has been released! My story "Luna Britannia" appears in this issue. I'm so thrilled it found a home here. 

My alternate history sci-fi tale follows newlyweds Millie and Oscar as they journey into the unknown--towards a lunar colony and new understandings of each other. 
I'm really looking forward to receiving my contributor's copy of the exclusive print edition!
Read the entire issue for free here: Issue 1: New Beginnings and "Luna Britannia" here. A short excerpt is below.