NaNoWriMo Day 1 (and Radical Book fair day 1!)

This year I’m participating in National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) for the first time since I was 15 (I just logged into my account and my username was ‘Starwhale’ so that’s where I was at back then).

I’m going to be blogging about my progress on here once or twice a week to try and hold myself accountable and also to generate some blog content (if you haven’t noticed, I’m not always the most consistent with that). I’m hoping this will get me back into writing both fiction and on my blog more often!

So, without further ado, I would like to introduce you to three of the characters in my novel:

Theo – One of our leads. She is 23 and works two part-time jobs. One is at the University, the other for an indie publisher. She likes to bake.  She’s bad at it.

Margot – Another leading lady, she’s just a little older than Theo. She writes and makes coffee at an edgy cafe. The cafe falls apart whenever she leaves. She goes on holiday a lot.

Robin – Despite his efforts to be mysterious, we are pretty sure he is just your average guy-in-his-20s.

So here is our trio, with many more characters to come.

The story is going to be set primarily in Glasgow (wow look at me distancing my characters from my reality by a whole 1-hour train ride). It’s speculative fiction and I think there’s plenty about Glasgow that will add to my fantasy.

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The other quick thing I wanted to say is that Lighthouse Book’s Radical Book Fair started today! Followers of mine will know I love Lighthouse books and the rbf is a highlight of the year. They have loads of fantastic events over the next few days – find out more about them here!

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See you soon,

Allie

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