5:30 AM Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Recognize that hashtag?  If you do, you know the time is fast approaching for the yearly rush to create something wonderful! Stunning! Exciting! Or at the very least... long.

Fifty thousand words in one month is the goal of NaNoWriMo writers. We're talking one thousand six hundred and sixty seven (if you round it up) words per day for 30 days straight!

Whew! I'm exhausted just thinking about it!

This will be my first year as an official participant of the event. Last year, I was only brave enough to register (personally, I found that a pretty good accomplishment in and of itself!). Now that the day is fast approaching, I'm getting nervous.  Furiously outlining and researching for the project, I am hoping that I am prepared enough for the challenge.

Here's a quick blurb for the novel that I am planning to write. I started it earlier this year and I am planning on using NaNoWriMo to finish it.  Let me know what you think.

The Colony (book 1): Remembering Alara Zaran

Earth is a penal colony...

Ben Pruett has no family and no future, till he remembers his life before he came to Earth and the father he must save.

Nathan Theed was born to a body too small for his spirit and must fulfill the reason he came here before he can return home.

Alana Drake was imprisoned to contain a political secret. Now, to save the galaxy, she must expose herself to it, when all she wants to do is hide.

As one by one they realize their purpose, this group of strangers must figure out a way to escape the prison that is Earth.  Guided by a poorly written novel, and pursued by Earth’s warden, the trio must escape both police and interplanetary forces to return Alana to her rightful place in the galactic government.


  1. Day 17--how's your NaNo going? Sounds like a fun book to write. Congratulations on your first jump into the pit!


  2. Thanks Victoria! I'm doing ok, meaning, I'm not at where I should be but better then I ever expected to be at this point! I'm learning all kinds of things about writing (that I hope to write a post on eventually). It has made for a very busy month!

    Jules Carey

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