Well 9 days later I can say I've hit the 50,000 words mark for NaNoWriMo. While this is definitely pretty satisfying, the truth is the project itself is nowhere near finished.
Ultimately since I see it as three books (or more if the muses keep abusing me at this pace) I know the word count will continue to grow. And then I can begin the joyous </sarcasm> task of editing and re-writing.
The NaNoWriMo page for your novel asks you for a Short Synopsis and a Novel Excerpt. This makes me laugh so hard every time I see it, because no way in Hades do I have anything polished enough right now to share with you in the excerpt section, and honestly at this point I'm utterly incapable of a synopsis.
But since I've been asked a few times I figured I'd tell you as best as I can - what's in the book. This will be a handy post for me to direct people to the next time I'm asked and I just stand there stammering like a ninny "God it's - so much - lots o'people - do cool stuff - I dunno!"
Yeah, not impressive.
Word dump in list form representative of stuff in the story:
History of Optics - CAMERA OBSCURA!
Art DURING War!
The Otherworld - (Fairies, Ghosts, Gods and Goddesses oh my!)
Uncovered secret history of marginalized people especially those that are artists.
French food (soooo good)
Arts & Crafts
WWI - flying aces!
WWII - occupied France
NAZIS! (boo! hiss!)
Deep dark secrets (ooooo)
Yeah so, there's that. Pretty much anything I've ever found interesting seems to be making an appearance in this mess.