Are you signed up for Camp NaNoWriMo? There’s still time!
I’m super thrilled about my project this go around. I will NOT be completely winging it like I did in November (because Cover Up is a MESS), plus I’m getting in some good therapeutic writing.
Thankfully, since the day I somewhat angrily came up with this brilliant idea for a novel, things are sooo much calmer. My wine consumption has returned to normal (like I did NOT try to drink red wine out of a chocolate easter bunny like the Internet suggested – even though I had both a hollow chocolate bunny AND a bottle of red wine at home).
We’re super focused on saving money now and trying to figure out what the next step is career-wise for me. Cue existential crisis, but I had one yesterday so we don’t need to do that again today.
I’ve come up with a crappy synopsis that will probably rewrite itself when I actually start writing the story, but in the meantime, I will share:
I Should’ve Eloped: A tale of everything that can go wrong between the engagement and the wedding.
After an exciting engagement, Gabby embarks on the adventure of a lifetime: planning the modest wedding of her dreams. Armed with the best group of helpers she can find, including her mom, sister, and two best friends, plus the secret Pinterest board she’s had since before she even had a boyfriend, they set out to conquer.
But it doesn’t take long before Gabby discovers that no matter how modest your intentions are, it doesn’t take much before the idea of a wedding begins to sound like a disaster waiting to happen.
Will Gabby and Mason make it through an eighteen-month engagement without calling the whole thing off and eloping at the courthouse? Mason doesn’t think so, but Gabby will do everything to prove him wrong. Even if it means drinking three bottles of wine a week to get through it.
I am not completely pantsing this one, so I’ve written some character descriptions, as well as a very basic outline (i.e. a series of events). Haven’t gone into much detail with that but it’ll flesh itself out. Just have to figure out which parts are actually important and which ones aren’t.
It’s mostly nonfiction, but it’ll be … embellished. Because for the record, I was never drinking 3 bottles of wine a week. There was the DAY I drank 3 bottles but that was unrelated. I also ate an entire medium pizza and an 8-piece order of chicken wings. I let go of myself for 24 hours haha.
I’ll post some fun Camp-prep related posts over the next couple days and then Friday I will let the writing commence!
Happy Monday friends!