I hit the halfway mark with my NaNo project this past weekend and it's full steam ahead. I've written every day and I'm on pace to complete 50,000 words by the end of the month. The words are flowing and the street food theme has proven to be lots of fun to write. The best part is digging out Caribbean recipes to include. I can't wait for readers to experience this side of Guyana. I'll post another update at the end of the month. Wish me luck y'all!
I'm off to the races with National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) this year. I'm starting a new project which is always fun. It is set in Guyana, my country of birth and is another middle grade story that includes Guyanese street food and the mix of cultures - Black and Indian. It will also include an element of Amerindian culture with one of the characters and that age old tension between indigenous people and those that were brought to a country as indentured servants. I don't plan on digging deep into the history of Guyana but the characters will be grappling with some prejudices that they don't even realize that they have and of course there will be a dose of family drama and growing pains to make it interesting - it's middle grade after all! I can't wait :)