I’ve participated in National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) three times (and won!). Of course the hard part is actually re-writing and editing your novel, which I’m not so good at.
But these are the projects I’ve put together so far:
Dandelions Don’t Deserve To Alone
A quiet college student, Sedgewick kept to himself but saw so much going on around him. He lives with his grandmother and rides the city bus to lass and his job stocking shelves at a grocery store. He has a history of pain and loss, which quickly comes to the forefront when he meets Allison, a pretty girl with a much more immediate loss. Together they have to confront death and love.
Downtown Dandelions is available as a free PDF download or a paperback for purchase.
- Free PDF Download (396 KB, 154 pages)
- Buy a print copy for $12.99 >>
- Read blog posts about Downtown Dandelions.
Least of These (2008)
Kara, Brick and James form a trio of survivors, the last of a now-dead community. They wander a post-apocalyptic world where humanity’s savagery has already ruined civilization and now threatens survival as well. James is always looking to the east and the hope of the promised land, Brick is quiet but strong and Kara yearns for simple hope. This young, world-weary trio encounters a man full of hope and promise—he’s either a wise guru to lead them forward or a foolish old man.
Published as a rough draft (hence the lack of a cover design), Least of These is available as a free download or purchase as a paperback:
- PDF version (348 KB, 177 pages)
- ePub version (136 KB)
- HTML version for iPhone (288 KB, use the Stanza software to view on an iPhone)
- Read blog posts about Least of These.
- Watch a reading of the first chapter of Least of These:
Turn Left At the Blacktop (2006)
Nobody likes their first day of high school. It’s even worse when you have to do it again. But when Anwyn’s sister kills herself and the family falls apart, moving to small town Kansas and starting over doesn’t sound so bad. But being back in Kansas where she spent so many summers with her family, Anwyn finds that her sister’s suicide is still a problem. Also written as a part of National Novel Writing Month, this sophomore effort is currently (and forever) being edited.