I love to write, and I love words. I admit to having verbal envy when others beat me at games such as Scrabble and Words with Friends, but, I get over it. Sometimes life hands you useless letters, sometimes it gives you triple scores, just like life, you have to roll with whatever comes your way. Sweet and simple.
In 2010, or thereabouts, I first participated in NaNoWriMo, a challenge to complete a 50,000 word novel in one month, that month being November. I accepted the challenge thrown at me by my children and dedicated myself to the “no plot, no problem” approach espoused by the founder of the event, Chris Baty. I created a fictional account of an abused girl who runs away from home and her travails, her poor choices and her path through a life riddled with sexual misalliances, and further abuse.
I have no idea where the story came from, I was never abused, had a great childhood, a good marriage, never did drugs, so conjuring up this protagonist, Kay, was like channeling some stranger who had invited herself into my life for thirty days! I completed the 50,000 word limit before the thirty days were up, and was able to claim my certificate of “Winner!”…yes, everyone is a winner as long as they cut and paste their document into the NaNoWriMo’s word calculator.
I eventually edited and self-published the novel under the title, “Storm in the Rockies”. The cover was done by Adrienne Price, and she managed to capture some of the dark drama inherent in the tale in her art.
The novel is available on Kindle, through Amazon for $6.99. It is classified as an adult contemporary novel because of some sex scenes which are integral to the character and her story.
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