It’s almost here! NaNoWriMo is on the horizon.
My NaNo project this year is a viking-inspired Cinderella retelling so I’ve decided to share some of my favourite retellings below. You should definitely check them out.
I’m super excited to take part this year. I didn’t win last year — I hit about 35,000 — but I’ve done a lot more planning this time around. Last year, I came up with my idea on October 31, and although I’ve now finished that story, there were a lot of dark moments and backtracking.
This year, I spent a lot of time on YouTube watching Preptober videos and have built myself a pretty good plot outline. I still wouldn’t call myself a ‘planner’ but I’ve given myself more support this time around. If you’d like to see (or use) the outline template I made for myself, you can download the blank version here.
Anyway, you might notice this blog getting a little quieter this month, but I do have some posts pre-scheduled, so it shouldn’t go completely dead.
In the meantime, are you participating in NaNoWriMo this year? What project do you have planned? If you’d like to add me as a buddy on the site you can do it here. I’ll also be on Twitter, although whether I’ll be doing writing sprints or procrastinating remains to be seen.
Some of my Favourite Retellings
Peter Pan — Peter DarlingPeter Darling // Austin Chant
Cinderella — Cinder // Marissa Meyer
The Iliad — The Song of Achilles // Madeline Miller
Cinderella — Shadows on the Moon // Zoë Marriott
The Little Mermaid — The Seafarer’s Kiss // Julia Ember
The Goose Girl — Thorn // Intisar Khanani