My NaNoWriMo 2019 Project Reveal

My NaNoWriMo 2019 Project Reveal

November is officially here. Do you know what that means? Yep, it’s time for another round of NaNoWriMo! I think this is my 7th or 8th year participating in this writing challenge. This year I’m very excited about the project I’m working on. No worries, I’m spilling all the deets about it, just keep reading.

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What Is NaNoWriMo?

National Novel Writing Month aka NaNoWriMo is writing challenge in which writers are challenged to write a manuscript that is 50,000 words or add 50,000 new words to manuscript or writing project of some sort in 30 days. This challenge starts every year on November 1st and continues until November 30th. You can find a more detailed description and brief history overview here.

My Project

Before I decided on my project/manuscript, I’ll admit that I was a little on the fence about doing NaNoWriMo this year. I love writing and the sense of community and support this challenge builds. However, this year has been ROUGH. I didn’t think I’d have it in me to write 50,000 works but alas I do.

NaNoWriMo book cover with snowflakes and wrapped presents on a wood plank floor

As you can tell by the makeshift book cover, my working title for this project is Christmas Hope. It’s a contemporary romance set during and around holiday time. I chose to set my story during the holidays because I love Christmas time. Also, I feel like holiday romances featuring Black characters by Black authors is a subgenre that needs more books.

Anyways, Christmas Hope is about these two main characters who’ve both had a rough (and traumatic for one character) go at love and long term relationships. So they’ve both sworn off love and relationship forever.

Then they meet. And we all know what they say about the best-laid plans. There are sparks and attraction right out the gate but being the stubborn folks these two characters are they try their darndest to resist those feelings. A little nudging and a family emergency is the push needed to help these two come to their senses.

Christmas Hope takes place in a fictional small town called Madison Falls. I chose to set this story in a small town because I love small town romances as a reader. I love the closeness of the community, how everybody knows everybody and looks out for each other.

Not only does this story take place in small town but the main characters spend a lot of time on a farm. As a country girl, I really do love farms and have always found them to be romantic in a way.

Anyways, there you have it. This is the writing project that I’m working on for this year’s NaNoWriMo writing challenge. I’m going to try to do regular updates. So you can keep up with my progress here.

Let me know in the comments if you’re participating this year and what your project is about.

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