My real name is Sarah, I'm 22, and I work at the Waterville Public Library in Waterville Maine. This will be my third year participating in NaNoWriMo. My first year, I hit around... 12,000 words? My second year, I almost made it, but was about 300 words short despite my best efforts. This year, I am determined to finish. I'm trying something that puts me in the "rebel" category, but I feel like it's something that I need to do.
A couple of years ago, I started a story that I never finished. It really means a lot to me, so I have decided to use NaNoWriMo to finish it. I'm afraid that if I don't do this, I'll get sidetracked with editing the parts I don't like and never actually finish it.
Also, I will be hosting a few events at the library this year and I have also listed it as a Come Write In location, so please feel free to stop by if you're in the area! =D
Word count dragon:
A maroon dragon by the name of Hoil. He's a quiet dragon a bit smaller than the size of a pocket watch (I know this because he lives in mine). He is likes old things and tends to hang about any antiques or 'false' antiques (plastic top hats, stainless steel pocket watches and the like). He's a well mannered dragon of the best classical breeding, and has a small patch around his right eye that makes him look like he's wearing a monocle.
If you fall behind on your word count, he'll start to make things go wrong. Your 'newfangled' commodities will go haywire, like your television, your computer, and your automatic coffee maker. If you continue not to write you will find that all your comfortable clothing has been starched and pressed, your shower only has hot water for two minutes, and your friends phones never register your calls.
Keep him happy though snd meet your word cound and he'll be charming and well mannered for as long as you keep him. He will toast marshmellows for your hot chocolate, make you feel like a dapper gentleman (or a very fine lady) and even tell you about his life before you.
Hoil especially good for steampunk, historical, or mysteries in the style of sherlock holmes because he can often be used as a reference as well.
I seem to have a fuzzball around here somewhere named Jenella. She's a black Persian, and looking for a nice home. She particularly likes a little bit of romance, but doesn't mind what genre your story is. She will make certain to keep everything on track by studiously attacking you should your story start to stray from it's main point. Otherwise, she is a cute bundle of fur who will be your companion and force your wordcount onwards.
- A teeny tiny town in Maine
- Making necklaces, reading, bike riding and playing video games.
- Favorite noveling music:
- Florence and the Machine, the Sucker Punch sound track, Flogging Molly and Blue October, Mumford and Sons, She and Him, and others.
- Library Assistant/ILL (Interlibrary loan) Girl
- Favorite books or authors:
- The Lord of the Rings books, the Inkheart books, the Bloody Jack books, The Hunger Games books and many more., J.R.R Tolkien, L.A. Meyer, Sarah Dessen, Suzanne Collins, ect.