I didn't mean to disappear for the entire month of November but that is exactly what I did. It was a smart move. The entire month was so full I could hardly keep up and that's without adding NaNo to the mix! I didn't win NaNo but I did write 28k on my new project. I'm not sure what is up with this story but it won't let me write it quickly. The words sort of dribble out bit by bit. I can usually write 1k in an hour or even 1.5k but this month it was more like 500 an hour. Oh well. I love this story. I've been wanting to write it for a long time now and I love getting lost in the icy world I created. It is more complex than my previous work and the timeline has to be more exact as it takes place on the perimeter of an existing fairy tale. I can't wait to get caught up on what all of you have been working on this past month!
Before I go, I can't resist sharing a bit of what I've been hiding away to work on.
This is the blurb I put together before I started. I ended up writing it in third person but this gives an idea of what it is about.
was perfect. Everyone knew it. Even I knew it deep down. Who would
see me when someone like her was around? I could change that. I could
make her nothing but a reflection of what she had been, or... or I
could make her reflect others back to themselves. It would be like she
did not even exist. "
This is a quote from the story itself.
“Why, why would you do that? How did you even know about me?”
“I was spying on Galina, of course. She too picked you ahead of Claire
but she soon saw what everyone else did. A heart that was true. "