During the month of April I participated in Camp Nanowrino - and won! I wrote a total of 54,000 words toward a novel I named, Wearing Lynnie's Dress. While I am very proud to call myself a winner, I know in my heart that the novel isn't what it's supposed to be... yet.
During the writing of Wearing Lynnie's Dress a new idea popped into my head and simply would not leave me alone. During the many late night's in April I would quickly jot down ideas for the new (pestering) idea, brushing it off entirely while I focused on Lynnie.
Once May hit, I couldn't shake the pull anymore. I jumped in head first.
While I was excited to see where the new idea would take me, I had no idea that it would be so close to home. The many layers of the novel came out fast, in the form of a time traveling spin off of Lynnie. A story set in the same town, with a few overlapping characters.
I am happy to say, that this novella feels right. It feels like the start of something good - something I've been reaching for, for far too long. In only two short weeks the first few chapters will be in the hands of beta readers and I'll be holding my breath while I wait for their reviews.
Throughout the summer I will be introducing you to the many aspects of this story - the setting, the magic, and most importantly the characters. I hope you are all as excited as I am to jump in.