So… I’m in.
Strangely enough, it’s with a story that my 6-year-old (7 tomorrow!) brought to me to write. Okay, her story was very very bare bones, but we brainstormed, and I now have a novel in my head — target audience maybe 12-16. Yes, I’m writing a story for kids — but one that can be enjoyed by adults as well. Sort of a Neil Gaiman-esque thing. You know? I mean, I loved Coraline, and The Graveyard Book, and those are kids’ stories. Who am I kidding? I still love Grimm’s Fairy Tales, so I’ve always loved kids’ stories.
As it’s Halloween, of course, it’s going to be a spooky story. A tale of a Queen trapped in an enchanted mirror for 1800 years, and the dark creatures that live in the same house — are they her guardians, or are they her captors? Emily and her big sister Aidenn are going to have to decide whose story they believe, and what to do about it.
It’s working title is 22 Short Films About Glenn Gould, but that could change. Probably. Probably will change. I mean, that sounds like it’s been taken before, doesn’t it?
Bring it on, NaNoWriMo.