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This is the general summary of the novel I will be working on for Nanowrimo.

Set in New Castle, PA on Gwendolyn’s 13th birthday, she attends her local community’s Mayfair, defeats the evil witch (fortune teller) Morghanna and protects her hometown from the Dragon!

Gwendolyn Knightly is an imaginative young girl on the cusp of her teenage years.  She is facinated with the Arthurian legends, often regailing her best friend, Lara McNair fantasitical tales of the brave knights, Lords and Ladies of Camelot.  She is frequently tormented by her older sister Trisha (the Horrible) and irritated by her mother’s constant nagging to set aside the trappings of childhood and act more her own age. 

Reality and fantasy collide when Gwen has her cards read at the Mayfair by Morghanna, the evil witch deisguised as the local forturne teller (or so she suspects).  She and her friends are plunged into a race against time to save their town, vanquish the witch and defeat the Dragon.

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Two days left to the writing extravaganza of the fall 2011.

30 Days.
50,000 Words.
I have a story, an outline and character sketches.  I downloaded Scrivener to my Macbook. Everything is organized.  The only part left is the actual writing.  
To write 50,000 words in 30 days, requires a lot of discipline.  I have to write 1667 words per day, every day for 30 days.  With a full-time job and at least 15 hours of overtime a week, it could be a bit of a challenge.  But I think I can do it.  
I start November 1.  I will check back here often.  Posts may be short as I will be saving most of my writing for my actual story, but I will try to update my progress frequently.
Wish me luck!

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