Sometimes it takes stepping back from stories to see them with fresh eyes, and that’s exactly what I’m doing.
I’m putting my fantasy series on the shelf (for a little while only, I promise!) and writing something more along the lines of some modern supernatural horror.
I made a split-second decision to participate in NaNoWriMo this year, which I was certain that I wasn’t going to do as of the first. I joined in on the 5th, and I wrote 5400 words that day.
I was inspired, but it wasn’t exactly “amazing”. I mean, I didn’t sit down and write 54000 words, but still, it was enough to convince me that my story clearly had some merit. I wrote out a loose synopsis, and initially had decided that I wanted to write a script, but the words didn’t really ‘flow’ until I sat and worked it in another medium.
So, now I’m 13k into my new novel, and I’m really liking where it’s going. Here’s a little sneak peek at what I’m hoping to get at least 3/4 of the way through by the end of November (or Movember for you gents out there.)
Echoes (WiP Title)
Mila rushed toward the driver’s side door and gasped in horror at the scene in front of her. Her mother sat in the vehicle as blood dripped and pooled down at her feet. Her eyes were open and lost in distant, blind sight. Her throat had been savaged, ripped open and laid bare to the bones of her spine, which showed through the red haze of tissue and the pink string of vocal chords with a too-white gleam. Her arms had been torn in her struggle, and more blackish red blood flowed down each set of fingertips. Mila put her hand to her mouth and screamed.
Good luck, WriMos!