Tomorrow is the start of a new NaNoWriMo challenge. I was successful last year and this year, I want to challenge myself a little further. I am aiming for 90,000 words instead of 50,000. It’s not quite double the number of words as the original challenge but it’s closer to the length of a normal novel.
This year, it’s my goal to have the bulk of the novel written in November and then spend December following up with edits to make it a more cohesive story. Last year, my whole goal was to see if I could even commit to the word count per-day, this year, I want to actually follow up on the story.
Here’s the bookend for this year’s story:
Anuk is the last of her clan to survive a deadly firestorm that wiped out not only her people but her home. Forced to follow the game into the lands of the mysterious Fae, Anuk finds herself caught by its inhabitants and punished for killing one of their sacred animals.
Now, Anuk must adapt to living with the curse of being a Wild Fae, those who are not full Fae by means of magic. She is assigned to the Rangers, a group of Wild Fae who patrol the Wild Unknown lands of the Fae world. There she uncovers the truth of the firestorm that killed her people and threatens all of the Fae.