The Upcoming NaNo Thing

First of all, a bit of promotional business:

"When Mary Left" is now in Kindle Unlimited, so if you're in that or have Amazon Prime, you can read it for free! Otherwise, the story is 99 cents.

To celebrate the short story being out, Pearl is on Kindle Countdown for a bit.

So, what's next?

Well, I'm still working on the draft of the Victorian story. It's going to take a bit, I'm going to try not to rush it.

I signed up for NaNoWriMo the other day. Instead of writing 50,000 words of dreck (as I've done in the past), I'm going to write a bunch of short stories, maybe a novella. I plan on revising them and releasing them or submitting them to whatever next year. Basically, I'm writing myself a backlog

I have a few ideas:

-A story about Julius, Pearl's brother.

-A story based on a marriage certificate I found: an Englishman and an Asian woman get married in Nagasaki, Japan in 1895.

-A weird speculative idea I've had in the my head for a bit: when the economy collapses and the government sucks and everyone in New York City lives in a fitting room-sized apartment.

-A sweet romance story, possibly culled from an old defunct story I wrote last year.

-A WWI story

-A story about Miles Keegan's second wife?

Are you doing NaNo this year? What are you going to write?


  1. This sounds like a lot of fun!! I love that you have a speculative idea in there. ^_^ Short stories can be a great medium things you don't usually write.

    I signed up my next novel. I'm going to try to see how much I can get done - use the NaNo energy to propel me forward. The story is already started, but I'd like to have a first draft finished by the end of the year if I can.

    1. I thought it would be a constructive use of November lol. The romance story I mentioned up there is a contemporary. I might save some of them for a next book idea and just parse them out as to what I want to do with them as next year rolls around.

      Ooh, I can't wait to see what you're going to do this November!

    2. The marriage certificate sounds so cool. I don't do Nano myself but will root for you from the sidelines,

    3. Yeah, it was a random find--the guy has a similar name to one of my ancestors--but yeah, definitely cool to find a record of an interracial marriage.

  2. I love your ideas. I'm thinking about doing some shorts as well. See you there.

    Anna from elements of emaginette

    1. Hi Anna! I guess I'll see you during NaNo, then?

  3. I'm doing NaNo as well this year. It's my first time, so I'm nervous but hopefully that I can reach that 50k goal!

    My novel is about a 19 year old girl who finds out she is a faerie and goes to the faerie community to learn about the culture and control her powers. She kinda does this thing where if she gets frustrated, things around her explode. She also has to choose to join a faerie society and deal with that initiation process. It probably sounds strange but I've got a plan to bring it all together.

    Good luck with your short stories, you rebel! I hope you win!

    1. I'm sure you'll reach the 50K--just pace yourself! The first few times, I almost felt burned out at the end of November!

      Your idea sounds so cool! Good luck!


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