National Novelist Writing Month

Today marks the first day of NaNoWriMo, also known as National Novelist Writing Month! For those of you who don’t know what this is it’s basically an event that happens every November where people come together to write. The goal is to write 50 thousand words by the end of November. Because the 50K mark is where you leave the short story behind and a novel is born you’re writing a novel in thirty days. It’s crazy, I know, but oh so fun! 

I participated last year and hit my target with 15 minutes to spare, haha, it was such a mad sprint towards the end! I wasn’t going to do it this year but I changed my mind literally last minute as I decided to register yesterday evening, woops. 

My novel is called Remember Me — The End of Memory Lane and I’ll be posting it on my wattpad account as I go along. 

Here’s the blurb: 

‘Nickels is dead, sort of.

They call her Nickels because of her nickel tattoo, but personally she doesn’t know who she is or where she came from. After waking up without her memories, in a strange building, surrounded by people telling her that back in the real world she’s lying in a hospital bed, comatose, things go from bad to worse. She can’t make the decision to die or go back until she remembers who she is and what happened — which is easier said than done when you don’t even remember your own name.

Daniel is different than the others. He’s both quiet and intriguing, and unlike everyone else he remembers every little detail about himself, so why isn’t he going back?

In each other Nickels and Daniel find their missing piece, and their souls come alive. Only problem is that when the time comes for making the choice of returning to life or succumbing to death: they will no longer remember each other.

Love is a powerful force, but at the end of memory lane will it be enough?’

You can find it here, I’ll be posting it as I navigate through the month. 

It’s a fun writing challenge and it’s good to just succumb to the joy of writing without taking it too serious, and even though my goal is 50 thousand words I won’t be bummed if I don’t get there because Nano is about participating and having fun with writing, which I think is such a great concept!

Writing’s always a good idea, so here’s to creating new things and word sprints and aching fingers! Cheers!

– Martie xx

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