NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) is an online program in which you are challenged to write a novel in under 30 days. This year, my word count goal is 20,000 words. I chose that goal because last year, my novel reached ~28,000 words.
This year, however, I'm doing something a little different than last year. Last year my novel was a science fiction/fantasy novel. This year, it is going to be a Christian youth/teen novel. The title, as of now (subject to change): How To Be Brave.
Here's a short synopsis:
Please pray for me as I write this novel. 20,000 words are a lot, and 30 days is a short time.The fall semester at Gainesville High School in Ohio brings with it a new group of head-strong students ready to make their mark in history. Along with it comes teachers ready to impact their student's lives, professionally and personally. For one teacher in particular, this has become his life passion.Henry McCrae, and outspoken Christian, teaches an unsuspecting History class. Over the past ten years, he has changed the lives of many students. But this year, events will happen that will change the school--and the town--forever."Being brave doesn't mean hiding the pain. Being brave means showing the pain, crying if you need to, but fighting through the pain, standing up for what you believe, struggling for something better."