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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.

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4 responses to “Doo-Wah-Diddy-Diddy-Dum-Diddy-Doo-Na-No-Wri-Mo-Wop-Bop-A-Lu-Bop-A-Wop-Bam-Boom

    • I’ve been writing it in my head for days, so I just have to start putting it down on the page. I’ve got a working title now of The Mirror of Miqdaam el-Jabbour. The titular character was a powerful sorcerer in pre-Islamic Saudi Arabia (1800 years ago) and he trapped a terrible Djinn in an enchanted glass.

  1. This sounds very cool – looking forward to it. Strangely (how weird), daughter gave me something just around Halloween that she wants me to play with – a Day of the Dead focus because she’s obsessed with that holiday right now. Not a novel for sure, but a story.
    Happy writing!

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