So this year for NaNoWriMo, I will be bringing my 2012 attempt back, titled “Where I Belong.”
I’ve reformulated this so much over the past 3+ years, and it has changed drastically. But I’ve never been able to let the idea die.
It went from a super dramatic novel about a girl with amnesia who’s actually been kidnapped and doesn’t know it, to a more family-oriented drama about a girl with amnesia who just wants to figure out who she is before she heads off to college.
There’s a lot of family dynamic involved. She has a hard time trusting them, always wondering maybe they’re using the amnesia to their advantage – to make her into the daughter they were proud of. Was she not that daughter before?
I have the first 50 pages (double spaced) done, but I will be rewriting those as well. That’s a lot of words ;).
I’m excited for this. I think this novel is probably the best one I’ve done in awhile, and I haven’t been able to pick it up since I graduated from college. But this November, I want so bad to finally finish a full draft.
We’ll see what happens!