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So it’s that time of year again! National Novel Writing Month or, NaNoWriMo, or NaNo, in the cool kids club. hee!

I’ve decided to make this year a real challenge… I’m going to write a YA book. This means no sex, no bad language (or very little) and keeping the blood/gore to a minimum. Damnit! lol!

I have only a vague idea as to characters right now. The protagonist will be a boy between the ages of 12-14 (which fits me perfectly when you think about it, considering my sense of humor, taste in movies, and appreciation of the female form. hehehehe) who will have either a perfectly normal family and quirky friends, or quirky family and no/few friends, haven’t quite decided yet.

And yes, this goes completely against the grain of what’s popular, to not have a female protagonist. But hey, when have I ever written for what’s popular anyhow, right?

Anyone want to join me this year? We could make a team and have mini-writing competitions! 😀 Let me know!


About Nancy M. Griffis

Author and screenwriter who loves scifi/action/adventure/urban fantasy genres. I have two published novels, Mind Games and Eternal Investigations, as well as a short story published for charity called "Home Fires Burning." All are available through amazon.com and barnesandnobles.com.


3 thoughts on “NaNo!

  1. Hmmm – 12 to 14-year-old boy sounds more MG than YA, actually. You would be surprised at the language, violence and even sex in YA fiction nowadays… O.O

    I think it’s a great idea – there are a lot of people who have mentioned there need to be more MG and YA fiction with male protagonists. Best of luck – let me know when you need me to edit it 🙂

    BTW, we still on to edit your werewolf book starting 11/19? If you need to delay, let me know 🙂

    Posted by Katy | October 14, 2012, 5:14 pm
    • LOL! I don’t even know what MG stands for. and I guess I’m not surprised, about the sex/violence in YA books now that you mention it. I see all those supernatural romance things for girls in B&N after all.

      11/19 works for me! 😀

      Posted by Nancy M. Griffis | October 14, 2012, 5:41 pm
      • Sorry – Middle Grade – defining books written for those 11 – 15, at a rough guesstimate. Maybe younger. *shrug* Anyway, from your description that sounds like it might be more appropriate based on what you want to do.

        Posted by Katy | October 14, 2012, 7:23 pm

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