I love doing Nanowrimo. I’ve attempted it every year since 2005 (so basically ever since I graduated high school), and have “won” two years–2007 and 2009. I’ve done fantasy stories, coming-of-age stories, and some queer romance, but this year I decided to do something a little different. If you know me, or catch this blog often, you know that I’m not big on paranormal romance. I don’t dislike the genre exactly, but it usually doesn’t do it for me. So it’s pretty ironic that this year, my story is best described as paranormal romance.
Morgan’s life feels like it’s falling apart. Her parents won’t stop fighting, and her little brother, once as close as a best friend, barely talks to her. Even her grades are suffering, and her cohort at school is slowly drifting in different directions.
Her only happiness comes in the vivid dreams she has every night. Although the setting is always different, her nightly dreams always feature the same supporting character: the charming and talented Ves. However, soon Morgan starts seeing Ves when she’s awake, too, and begins to wonder: could ghosts be real?
For this story, I’m trying to walk a fine line between mainstream fiction and paranormal fantasy. Hopefully, by dealing with one set of issues, Morgan will gain the strength to overcome the other.
So, for those of you who normally read this genre, does it intrigue you?