Yesterday I found myself unexpectedly away from my computer all day and riding trains. . . a lot! Not a great way to start off NaNoWriMo, but I made the best of it. Since I didn't have access to all the inspiring photos and artwork everyone sent me, I browsed my memory for some of the words or phrases suggested and I found two words in particular sticking out in my mind: winter and moon. So, I spent a lot of my time on the train (when I could get a seat) writing by hand and I am actually quite excited about the story that came from it.
Special thanks goes out to Kristi Cagle for being my muse yesterday. She's a fellow NaNoWriMo-er who sent me a fantastic list of words. Moon and winter were the first two and I am quite pleased they stuck in my head. I still have to type up the story, so I am not sure where I am at on my word count, but I will update that later today when I have a chance to type it all up. In the meantime, here's my story summary.
Inspiration: "Winter" & "Moon"
Muse: Kristi Cagle
Story Word Count: 1985
Total Word Count: 1985
Summary: Evie's best friend Jacob confesses his love to her one wintery night and then dies in a tragic hit and run accident. Evie chooses to blame the moon and its lack of light for this tragedy. But a couple months later, when the moon is full and bright, Evie is suprised to find Jacob alive and well at a party.
What I like about this story: I had no idea where this story was going when I started it. I just had an image of a girl who was angry at the moon. It was in danger of becoming super sentimental when I started it, but as it began to unfold, I found that Evie was really troubled and unstable. This story had the potential to be really dark and frightening, and I am very much looking forward to revising it next month.
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