NaNoWriMo Day 17: NaNo Rebel to the Core

A week ago, I had writer’s block. I realized why. I had another project in my head (two, actually) and until I get some words down and at least a few notes worked out, Eastside Faerie, my NaNoWriMo project will suffer.

So, today I spent mostly working on Fagan and the Selkie (definitely a place marker, working title). The story is about a young man in the Scottish Highlands, who lost his family to tragic circumstances. The first chapter starts with the death of the last of his siblings, the last of his kin, and Fagan burying him. It’s bleak, but the chapter ends with a bit of excitement–a selkie is caught in a trap. From there, Fergus and the tone of the story changes. Hopefully, I won’t scare readers away with the sad first chapter.

I’m sure that tomorrow I’ll be back in the mood to work on Eastside Faerie.

Hope you’re all doing well. Happy writing!


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Published by TJ Deschamps

Tammy loves to build worlds with words, exploring themes the effect of diaspora on the generations born elsewhere than their ancestors with the backdrop of tech or magic and dragons (sometimes both). These stories are inspired by her own family's immigrant experience. She's queer and many of her characters fall somewhere on the LGBTQIA spectrum (though that is not the focus of her work). She's married to an engineer who dances. Together they are raising three precocious teens in the Seattle suburbs. Two of her children are neurodiverse. Her experiences have taught her much about the world, its beauties and its injustices. All of this comes through in her fiction with a healthy dose of absurd humor.

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