NaNoWriMo

I am still waiting for my coffee to kick in, so I figured, why not start a blog about my writing. That way friends and family, and possibly future fans could keep up with my progress.

My goal, as is most who participate in NaNoWriMo, is 2,000 words a day. I have not been good about sticking to it. This is in large part due to the fact that the book is (mostly) already written and I do love to procrastinate. The book has been 3 years in the making. I have put it off time and time again. There is something quite terrifying about writing something so close to your heart. Granted, the last time I set it aside was simply because every time I looked at it I just got angry.

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Now, I have gone through the slightly horrific process of adding a new character to an already written story, but I am finding he provided the balance I needed for the novel.

So, I’m sure everyone is like, yay… good for you… but what is the story actually about?

I have been a horror junkie most of my life. So naturally, when I began writing, I knew I would want to delve deeper into the genre. I decided I needed to see the vampires I grew up with. Dark, dangerous, pretty darn evil. I also wanted a character people could connect with. In short, I set about creating vampires that pulled from all the old and new vampire tales. My vampires are true immortals. They do not glitter or burn in the sun. They hearken from the Fallen. Most are over the battle over good vs. evil and try to live fairly normal existences, for a vampire, anyway. Supernaturals are the few, and very few. Humans become feral when exposed to their blood. They do not need to kill to survive, but that doesn’t stop some of them from doing it anyway. Supernaturals live in a semi-peaceful existence with one another, due to the fact that they all come from the same place. Vampires are born, not turned (see above).

And that’s just a few facts about the book itself.

Well, I am off to pursue another 2,000… wish me luck!

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2 thoughts on “NaNoWriMo

  1. dizzyfernway says:

    Vampires have been due for a return to form since their last stint in the spotlight, I think. It’s good hear that your approach is going to be more back to basics – definitely interested in seeing how this goes for you. Best of luck!

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