NaNoWriMo Update #1 – Orchard Pointe

Wow! We’re already a week into NaNoWriMo!


How is everyone doing?

I’m sitting happily over 20,000 as of this afternoon but if I’m being totally truthful, it’s only because my writing partner Brian LeTendre is a total beast and has been killing it on writing daily and consistently.

I wrote over 2,000 yesterday and it felt sooooo good. We had a Twitter writing party with several amazing people (thanks guys!). In one hour, we’d compiled over 10,000 words between us! One hour! I love writing sprints. It’s the best writing with others and holding yourself and your group accountable in short bursts. If you haven’t tried it, go for it! Try hashtag #WriteSprint or #AmWriting to find a group to join when you’re free!

What are you writing?

The project that Brian and I are working on is part of a series called Orchard Pointe.

It’s a cross between the XFiles meets Something Wicked This Way Comes meets The Lost Boys. And we’re in love with it!







I’m sure we’ll be revealing more details as they come but for now, we’re writing!

But first, let me just give you a little sneak peek (first draft excerpt) from Orchard Pointe #1.

NaNoWriMo Excerpt

This one is from one of my favorite characters, Kit. And remember, it’s a rough rough rough excerpt, but I love her.

“Stuff?” Kit shook her head. “Stuff? I’m performing a thankless public service here to protect nonbelievers like you and you call it stuff.” Kit reached over and took a large bite out of another donut, this one had red icing with yellow sprinkles. “One of these days you’re going to see it firsthand. Things are not always what they seem. Unexplainable things are out there. Things you can’t even imagine.” She stared at me with such intensity I had to look away.



What are you writing? Let me know in the comments below. My username is Carniehands. Add me on the NaNoWriMo site! Let’s be friends!



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