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It has begun! I hope you enjoyed our celebration of horror, because now it’s time for something else–National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo!

The goal? Write 50,000 words in November!

I finished the first draft of Penteract of Blood in October, and now I’ve started a brand new novel for November, a fantasy story called The Nightbringer. It’s about an Inquisition and witch hunts (gee, I wonder what got those concepts stuck in my head), and I’m really excited to write this one.

For years, Amara has lived and worked in the kingdom as a law-abiding citizen, but her peaceful life is shattered when she is accused–and convicted–of being a witch.

All witches are condemned to death. That is the law, carried out by the Inquisition, and there can be no exceptions.

However, Amara matches the signs of the prophesied Nightbringer, a witch whose execution will bring devastation upon the world. To destroy her, she must be killed on a fabled altar no one alive has ever seen, located far to the north in a place no one has ever returned from.

Amara’s only hope is to prove her innocence before they reach their destination, but her fate is in the hands of the severe Inquisitor Gerhardt Valmer, who pursues his mission with single-minded determination.

Worse, the journey north is riddled with threats, and it seems as though someone–or something–is determined to see them die along the way.”

I stayed up on Halloween so I could begin writing as soon as November 1 hit. So far, I’ve written 4,276 words, which puts me slightly ahead of where I need to be. From here on out, it’s a matter of persistence. I need to make sure I keep writing and never let myself fall too far behind.

I have only a rough outline, because I feel half the fun of NaNoWriMo is inventing twists and turns along the way. I can’t wait to see where this month takes me and my characters.

Are you participating in NaNoWriMo 2014?

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