This will have to be a quick update because all my word-power needs to be channeled into my efforts to finish NaNoWriMo, a.k.a. National Novel Writing Month. Maybe I’ll tell you about the project I’m working on for it?
The story is roughly (and I mean roughly) based on experiences from my real life, so it is a realistic fiction set in small town Minnesota. It follows the lives of four women — four moms with young kids — who are a part of a mom’s group. They form a co-op that makes and delivers meals to each other each week.
What it is really about is the development of these relationships and how they respond to challenges that arise. Will they stick together or decide that friendships (and the meal co-op) are too much work?
I’m sprinkling in recipes for a little fun, since the story has a cooking element to it.
There you have it, the dry bones of the story. But the characters are what make it, and I think there are some people everyone can identify with. I still need a really catchy title, so if anything springs into your mind, PLEASE comment and help me out!
I look forward to returning to “real-life” once I get this done. I did pull out some Christmas decorations but haven’t taken the time to put them up yet. Every free moment I have feels like it should go to writing. It is intense but it is a limited intensity, since it is only this month. So far, my husband is still speaking to me, so that’s good.
Until the end of the month, I hope you’ll forgive very light, short posts, if I’m able to do them at all. After that, I hope to keep things updated every couple days (I don’t want you to get sick of the blog, but I don’t want you to forget about it either!). And please allow me to take this moment to thank anyone who is a recent follower…or a long-time follower. I appreciate your clicks!
Off to go create some havoc in the lives of four make-believe women! Wish me luck!
- NaNoWriMo Scares My Socks Off (daphneshadows.wordpress.com)
- NaNoWriMo (lastchancewriting.wordpress.com)
- NaNoWriMo 2012: CHECK! (crimsonleague.com)