NaNoWriMo Day 19: Getting Over the Hump

I wrote about 2, 289 words yesterday for the Warrior Tithe project, bringing my NaNoWriMo word count to 28086 words. This means that I’m behind on NaNo and not writing Eastside Faerie.

However, because I took a step back and took a break from the project, I realized I wrote myself into a corner with Eastside Faerie by writing scenes centered around the complicated romantic subplot. I suppose I had a romance inside me. (Warrior Tithe will do better for a complicated romance and satisfies that creative urge.) The Eastside series is more about Miriam going through a midlife crisis of sorts, realizing she’s too powerful to be satisfied with a mundane life, and that she can make a difference against an ancient, corrupt oligarchy.

Now that I worked out what was blocking me, I can return to Eastside Faerie. Warrior Tithe is still in me, but I’ve got to work out the plot before I write any more. I’m up stupid early, so I have time to work on both today.

Hope your day is going 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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