It’s that time of year again! Many don’t know this but about ten years ago, I signed up for National Novel Writing Month. It’s what got me started writing 99 Bottles. While that’s been off in the world for awhile now, I’ve rarely skipped a November of the frenzy that is Nanowrimo since. For me, Nano was the first safe writing place where I really felt pushed to get the words on the page. I haven’t looked back since but will never forget where my writing roots are planted. I’ve love to find some writing buddies to participate with this year! You can find me at: https://nanowrimo.org/participants/author-erin-lee Please do send a friend request! For now, I’m beginning research on my novel for this year – Pretty Bones. Check out the working synopsis: Pretty Bones A Contemporary Coming of Age YA Novel It’s complicated. Marlow has always been fascinated with bones. To her, they’re no big thing and everything. Bones are things that everybody has – even the dead. Yet, they’re responsible for most of her problems. The daughter of a mortician, Marlow has spent enough time with the cold bodies in the funeral home to be comfortable with the dead. In fact, the stiffs in the viewing room downstairs are some of her awkwardly-mute best friends. She certainly doesn’t have many of those at school. Not with her condition. But things are about to change. Tired of the daily scene at Kennedy High School, Marlow looks forward to her next bone density test where she’ll finally get answers about her condition. There, she hopes to learn more about idiopathic juvenile osteoporosis and the strand of it she has. With the right answers, she just knows the dead can help her. They have to. It’s not like they can object. It’s simple. Marlow has a plan. What happens when the living and the dead collide? Will the pretty bones be enough to change a life?
I have no intention of completing this novel in a month. This one is more like a six month project but I’m excited to get 50,000 words in this year. Who else is planning on writing? Have you participated before? I’d love to hear about it. For those curious, check out www.nanowrimo.org. Happy writing all! -E