As of day five I'm 5,164 words in and having blast. Yes, I know I'm behind, but being apart of NaNo has been a very good learning experience. I've learned that as well as being a slow typer, I prefer to have relatively clean first drafts. Or at least clean by my standards.
So this novel that was inspired by my original idea for The Corner Store, is titled JUST ANOTHER MOONLIT NIGHT. I was calling it contemporary YA, but I think it might be more contemporary or literary NA. Maybe even adult fiction.
My main character is an eighteen-year-old girl named Coco Lee who is incredibly insecure, first about her appearance and then about her relationship with her boyfriend. I don't have a synopsis written for this novel yet, but here's a snippet:
Across the room, out of my window, the moon hung fat and round in the sky. It was just another moonlit night in Brooklyn, and I, Coco Lee, was just another fish in a sea of thousands. Maybe if I were lucky someone would fall in love with me like my mother had with my father. And if we were lucky we’d have babies who were prettier than me. Call me shallow, but at seventeen what more was there to want than being loved.
Thanks for reading, and may your day be filled with lots and lots of new words.