Like a crazy woman I decided to participate in National Novel Writing Month this year. The goal: write 50,000 words of a novel in 30 days. I’m working on a novel called Good Housekeeping, which is a contemporary fantasy. This began a short story which I realized was really a novel in disguise. In prep for NaNo, I have character sheets, a chapter outline and the original short story.
Technically, that’s cheating, but I plan on writing 50,000 new words and I’d rather do it for a story I’m excited about than just 50,000 words of monkeys typing.
The back story
The Faerie Queen sent a human changeling, Grace, back to try to keep the old ways alive in the world. Grace uses the internet to manage a network of Goodwives who let brownies, elves and other housefolk live in their homes. Because her foster mother was perfect unchanging beauty, Grace has grown up to be severely body concious.
The Unseelie Court has decided to drive out all of the housefolk to diminish the Faerie QueenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s power. Grace has to try to save the Housefolk while balancing her life with her mortal family.
Stop back by to track my progress