It’s that time of year again, folks. NaNoWriMo begins in less than three weeks. And I finally know which novel I’ll be working on. (Also, I just finished the Walking Dead season premiere; as I’m sure you can tell by the title. 😉 )
I had to decide between In All the Rights Places (Contemporary), In the Nevermore (Dystopia), or Love and the Sea and Everything in Between (Contemporary). I settled on Love and the Sea after watching Paper Towns for the first time last night. And I couldn’t be happier – or more terrified – about it.
I feel totally unprepared, but ready to take on whatever these characters bring my way. Except that I don’t. At all.
This story will be the end of me, I swear.
But I think this story will help me work some things out. After all, it’s based on my own life. This story will be the definition of the feels. They’re already taking me completely over.
I’m already a few thousand words into the story so I won’t be starting from scratch. So here, satiate yourselves with some snippets.
“Let’s Go.” “Where?” “Nowhere. Everywhere. It doesn’t matter. Let’s get lost.”
“You have a thing for the ocean don’t you?” “Yeah.” “Why?” “Because it’s as vast and endless as I feel.”
And for the first time in my life, I see the stars.
“Tell me what you see, Liz.” “I see a universe full of endless light.”
And I think in that moment, as I watch her eyes watch mine, heaven becomes real again.
(All snippets a copyright of me, Brian McBride)