9 day NaNoWriMo


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:

Knights Templar
Inquisition
Religious relics
COMETS!
History of Optics - CAMERA OBSCURA!
Artists
Lovers
ART!
WAR!
Art DURING War!
WINE!
Celtic Myth
The Otherworld - (Fairies, Ghosts, Gods and Goddesses oh my!)
The Muses
RAVENS!
Uncovered secret history of marginalized people especially those that are artists.
WORDS!
French food (soooo good)
Prosthetic limbs
ANCIENT FESTIVALS!
French Revolution
Belle Epoque
PRE-RAPHAELITES
Art Nouveau
Arts & Crafts
Welsh Gypsies
WWI - flying aces!
WWII - occupied France
NAZIS!  (boo! hiss!)
Family History
MURDER!
Deep dark secrets (ooooo)
UNINTENTIONAL CANNIBALISM!

Yeah so, there's that. Pretty much anything I've ever found interesting seems to be making an appearance in this mess.

Cheers!