My fifth year doing NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) had me penning the drafts of two different novellas, neither of which have seen the light of day. Yet. They will be polished and published once the Expired Reality series gets up and running again after the Black Earth series comes to a close this winter.
Expired Reality: The Dark Past was split into two parts, each of which told a 25,000 word backstory to Veronica Amorou and Turquoise – both protagonists from my young adult series.
Veronica’s story went into detail as to how she met Simper Creed and was trained to use her powers to manipulate rhodenine – a gift of hers that is revealed in the first novel in the series, Endangered Memories.
The second half of the manuscript gave background to Turquoise, a Wedge special agent in my series, and detailed how her powers revealed themselves once she hit puberty, how she was welcomed into the Wedge organization, and also gives a bit of story regarding her parents and her past as an adolescent.
That year I ended up finishing the NaNoWriMo challenge with 50,132 words, and only finished a day ahead of schedule.