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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

My NaNo Project

The Cheater’s Club
This is the tentative title for my NaNo project. I’m torn between Love’s Spy and The Cheater’s Club.
The book follows three best friends who have been cheated on at least once in their life. Harlow, the main heroine, is sick and tired of men and their cheating ways. After walking in on her boyfriend doing the nasty with his secretary on his desk, she decides to start a business to help women find out if the men in their lives are cheats. She’ll go undercover in the name of the love.
But what happens when this private investigator discovers one of her friends has turned to an illicit affair? How about when she gives her other friend bad information, which could ruin her budding relationship? Or how about when she does the one thing she swore off when opening her business – she becomes attracted to a man she’s following?
I started writing this book two years ago in December 08, but my life took an unexpected, yet happy turn. I received my first contract and rushed into edits. Things moved so quickly from there that I never got back to this story. Now, with 20k under my belt, I’ve decided to pick it back up and add at least 50k during NaNo.
Nano for those who haven’t heard of it is: National Novel Writing Month. A fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to novel writing. Participants begin writing November 1. The goal is to write a 175-page (50,000-word) novel by midnight, November 30. The daily average word count is 1667. For some reason I manage this during Nano, but ONLY during Nano. Once it’s over I go back to 1k a day. It sounds crazy doesn’t it?
Anyway, my hope is to have this story ready to go by the end of the year. I’d like to sub it to agents. If I don’t have a contract by the time NEC rolls around in April, I’m going to use it for my editor/agent appointments.
So, there you have it – my Nano project. Nano begins Monday November 1st.
Are you up for the challenge? If you’re participating what are you working on?

5 comments:

  1. Your story sounds great! Go for it!
    XXOO Kat

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  2. I want to...but other things have crept up. We'll see how productive I am this week. :)

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  3. Sounds really interesting - I don't know how you have time!

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  4. Good luck! Your regular 1k words a day is impressive to me!!!

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  5. Thanks Julia...I get up at the butt crack of dawn to write. LOL

    Thanks Tessie..it's not always 1k, though I try.

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