NaNoWriMo 2016: About My Novel

Hi! I want to briefly tell you about the novel that I am currently writing for NaNoWriMo 2016. And for those you who don’t know what NaNoWriMo is, it stands for National Novel Writing Month. November is the month for noveling, and you should try it out because it is awesome!

The title of my novel is Distractions. The main character is a 15 year old girl named Hilda. Hilda joins a ton of activities at her new school just to distract herself from… well, her own self. She wants to block out the negative thoughts and feelings that are always there, that constantly threaten to consume her whole. At first the many activities Hilda joins really are just distractions—something to keep her hands full and mind occupied. But slowly, she begins to really enjoy these activities. Hilda’s distractions become her passions, and she finds her own path to happiness.

This novel means a lot to me because in some ways, I see my own self reflected in Hilda’s character. And as someone who grew up without siblings, it’s nice to have someone that I can relate to so intimately, even if she’s just a figment of my imagination. But of course, Hilda’s story is not completely my story.

So far, my novel is going really great. I’ve done NaNoWriMo in the past, and I’ve never ended up liking any of my final products, but oh well. Maybe this is the year. I’ll keep you guys updated on my writing from time to time!

Alright, I should get started on homework now. Have a wonderful week, everyone!

P.S. I can’t wait for tomorrow night! Election results… :/

NaNoWriMo 2016: About My Novel