July starts another round of Camp NaNo, as I continue my quest to finish a draft of a novel.
I’ve been working on this draft for, like, three years now, and I just want it finished! I’m not planning to publish it ever, and I want to be able to move on to another story for NaNoWriMo in November.
So my story is kind of a fairy tale re-telling (a blend of a “Native American Cinderella” and Beauty and the Beast-type), and those kind of female protagonists can sometimes be a little too goody-goody to be interesting. My MC has this problem.
My MC is also in a domestic abuse situation, which I’m working really hard to get right. I’ve recently come to the realization that I need my MC to start lying. Specifically, she lies to her abuser, because one of her false beliefs is that she can control the triggers for the abuse, and she’s trying to avoid mentioning anything that will upset the abuser. This is not only consistent with abuse psychology, but also makes the MC more complex.
So I’m probably about halfway through the first draft, and I have the rest mostly planned out. I just need to write it. Hopefully I’ll do some updates with my word count throughout July.
Anyone else camping this month?