Behind the Scenes: My NaNoWriMo story

Since we're halfway through NaNoWriMo....I'll share some info. It's not a synopsis but it's a little excerpt that kinda describes the story.

It's called SILHOUETTES.

Here's the "tag": Time is the race. Death is the winner. Life is the prize. Love is the cost.

Excerpt summary: 

I let his words rest on my mind. I don’t know if I want it to be me. I want, just for a moment, to go back to the girl in the Compound. The girl who dreamed of a boy and a mysterious world beyond the ocean. That girl was champion of nothing. She was safe and small. But she’s a silhouette in the sunlight. Gone.

It's YA. The MC is a girl named Neely. It's been such a fun story to write. Very different for me.

There's one more thing. This song.....it's such a HUGE part of the story. I didn't hear it until Saturday but I heard it and freaked to my BFF because it's my story. At least a part of it. So many parts of it!!

Haunted by Taylor Swift  (Acoustic Vesion)

She says this about the song: "Haunted” is about the moment that you realize the person you’re in love with is drifting and fading fast. And you don’t know what to do, but in that period of time, in that phase of love, where it’s fading out, time moves so slowly. Everything hinges on what that last text message said, and you’re realizing that he’s kind of falling out of love. That’s a really heartbreaking and tragic thing to go through, because the whole time you’re trying to tell yourself it’s not happening. I went through this, and I ended up waking up in the middle of the night writing this song about it.

:D That was a fun teaser, yes? lol.

Also, don't forget to enter to win FIXING DELILAH by Sarah Ockler!! 


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  1. Aw! That's a great teaser. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Great NaNo piece! You WILL be letting some of us, *wink, wink* read this when you're ready, right? :P

  3. That was a great teaser, and I'll have to go check out the song now!

    Also, saw you're the newest Crusader, so came over to welcome you :-)


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