First of all, Happy Halloween, Everyone! :D We had mummy hot dogs for lunch and Thing 2 made a haunted house for us. (It was really a haunted room, but it involved a chair moving by itself and a dead owl. Very creepy).
But what I really wanted to talk about was NaNoWriMo! :D Today is October 31st, as you all know, so that means that tomorrow is the start of another National Novel Writing Month! My word count goal this year is 40,000. Next year I'll be going for 50,000.
My dad even made these awesome charts to keep track of our word goal. Thing 2's chart was a role playing game theme and Mommy's was "The Wizard of Oz." Daddy's chart is a music note and mine is a sun.
I'm going to be coloring it in with yellow (of course).
I've made a few buddies on the Young Writer's Program website that I have never met, and made a few blogging friends along the way. Most of them LOVE Harry Potter almost as much as I do.
My story this year is going to be set in medieval times. Every single one of the characters is going to have a few personality traits that are like someone I know. For example, the two main characters of my book (Katherine Fauccet and Kristen Willowfeather) are going to be a little bit like me and my best friend. They aren't going to be exactly like us, but a little. My mom even gave me the idea to have silver tinsel in Katherine's hair to have the shiny aspect of braces, since there was no such thing as braces back then.
My story is going to be called "Secrets" and is going to be about two peasant girls (Katherine and Kristen) who are best friends and find out that one of the queen's maids is plotting a rebellion after they find her diary full of secrets. When they figure out that the rebellion involves an army of evil magical creatures, they decide to go to the Forest of Yojar and try and create their own army of good magical creatures so they can stop the evil maid.
I've been using this awesome website (http://www.namegenerator.biz/) to get some great fantasy names that sound a lot like the characters from Lord of the Rings.
I'm really excited to start NaNoWriMo this year! :D