My girl has finally met the true antagonist of this piece, and she has started the ball rolling that will be heading downhill from here. This was a very complicated part to write, simply because of all the stuff going on in the background that Shaleigh is not privy to. I love the girl, but she can be a little self-centered at times, and a little too trusting as well.
It’s Day 21 of Camp NaNoWriMo, and I’m pleased to say I’m ahead of schedule. I’m really pleased that I could finally hit the tip of the iceberg that will be explored for the rest of this piece, and that this story is coming along so well. I don’t know if I’ll be done with the novel by the time Camp NaNo is over, but hopefully I’ll be able to finish it shortly afterward.
Project: Madam Cloom’s Garden
Summary: Shaleigh’s world is so complicated, that it’s no wonder she’s known for being rebellious and argumentative at school. With her father constantly crying over what he’s lost, and a friend going through major life changes, Shaleigh finds herself feeling more and more out of touch with the people around her. She feels isolated, ignored, and angry.
Then she and her father get into a car accident, and her entire world changes. When she’s greeted by a talking stone animal, she realizes that she’s either dead, crazy, or in another world. But the beautiful land Shaleigh has landed in has its dark secrets, and she’s not as welcome there as she believes.
Current Word Count: 35,853
New Words Written Today: 3,692
Progress: Shaleigh proves her grit and then makes a fateful decision.
Total Words for 2013: 39,030