NaNoWriMo: The Glasses Gang

So it’s that time of year again, folks… and this year I’ve decided to publicly be a part of National Novel Writing Month.

I am nervous, and frankly, not sure how it will go.  But my boyfriend has expressed interest in a co-created project: one which he could illustrate, and somehow I decided on writing a children’s chapter-book style called: “The Glasses Gang.”

When I was a little girl, I would read those study-guide-books that schools put out: you know, the ones with random characters just put in to teach vocabulary or math or grammar; with a skeletal storyline that didn’t make much sense.

When I was about nine, I created my own book series to help me practice my (home schooled) work, called The Glasses Gang.  All I recall about it was a girl named Veronica who was sort of the leader, and an old man with glasses who was sort of their mentor – the only adult present in the novel.  I remember they had all sorts of weird adventures.

As of right now, they are just normal children with no magical powers or something, but knowing me they might get up to some fantasy-style hijinks, once I think of something clever.

I’ve NEVER done NaNoWriMo before, so I’m nervous, and I’m praying I can finish the first draft in a month.  But we will see!

Wish me luck fellow writers and readers, and of course good luck to my friends also using this month as a creative space for their novels!

JMS

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