It’s November or as otherwise known in my writing life, National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). This marks my tenth year in a row taking part in the challenge of writing fifty thousand words in thirty days. Of course, barring unforeseen circumstances, I will be done long before the end of the month. Once I have reached the fifty-thousand words milestone, I’m done. I don’t keep going. Unlike other years, with this year’s writing project, I will go straight into the revision and edits phase. That’s an indication of how excited I am about the story. Its working title is Simply Beautiful, chosen largely because I already had a working cover.
Here the one sentence blurb I shared with a group of writer friends recently:
Orphaned young lady is secretly in love with her benefactor’s heir.
Oh, the possibilities. Is there any wonder I am so excited to finish writing this story?
Speaking of story writing, I’ve found a new creative outlet for my random musings. I have started the P. O. Dixon Drabbles series. What’s a drabble? Here’s how a drabble is defined on Wikipedia:
A drabble is a short work of fiction of precisely one hundred words in length. The purpose of the drabble is brevity, testing the author’s ability to express interesting and meaningful ideas in a confined space.
I got started with drabbles in October, while prepping for NaNoWriMo. Given how much I enjoy these little exercises, I do not foresee myself stopping anytime soon. So far, there are at least six in the series and counting.
What say you? Do any of these drabbles remind you of a particular Jane Austen hero and heroine? Comment below and have your share in the conversation.
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