NaNoWriMo 2021 Is Here! Trilogy Time!!

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Screenshot of NaNoWriMo 2021 dashboard showing all the badges unclaimed.

November means NaNoWriMo time! I’ve had an idea brewing in my head for a few years now. At first, it came in the form of a play. In 2019, I wrote my Resurrection play. But the idea expanded into a question.

The Question For NaNoWriMo 2021

What would it be like to live in the New Earth and New Heaven after the general resurrection that Zoroastrianism, Judaism, and Christianity predict?

I pondered questions like what would we do (I dispute we’ll all be playing little harps — boorrring)? Would we build things? And such like. I thought I’d write a novel. Emphasis on “a.”

I was wrong. The idea demanded more from me. It wanted me to start at the beginning: death. And so I have.

It also wanted me to write more than one novel. A duology: Heaven and Resurrection? Nope, three books. A trilogy!

The Last Chapter

As is my NaNoWriMo custom, I wrote the last chapter on day one at 12:01am. In about 45 minutes, I wrote 2032 words. A few minutes later I added another 34 words. Then I was ready for bed. I couldn’t believe how the words poured out and what I discovered about a couple of characters. So cool!

I slept in late, poured some coffee, plunked myself down in front of Scrivener waiting for me on my computer and wrote 2071 words in 43 minutes. Whoa! Was I ever ready to write.

Ramryge angels at Gloucester Cathedral, England

Brain injury grief is

extraordinary grief

research proves

needs healing.

Don’t forget! Patrons get to peek behind the scenes at my character sketches, location descriptions, and the entire timeline with some info on books 2 and 3 possibly revealed. I updated the events today for the chapters I wrote. Become a patron for as little as $1/month, get rewards, and join the amazing people supporting my writing and brain injury advocacy!

Now the beginning and ending are written — and bonus, I didn’t have to change my synopsis outline like I normally would — the hard part begins tomorrow. The middle with all its action and tragedy.

My Duck logo walking on my books in pink and blue shading.

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