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Congratulations NaNoWriMo 2011!

At last, this crazy marathon writing experience has come to its final chapter. Was your mission accomplished? Did you scribble your 50,000th word at 11:59 p.m. last night?

Even if you didn't quite finish- be proud- you have exhibited a feat of willpower and creativity that few people will ever experience. (And don't forget, you'll always have another chance next year.)

As a big thank you to all our writers, we want to invite all our community members to participate in the epilogue to NaNoWriMo 2011: "A Novel Competition".

When: December 1st through December 8th.

Where: The comments section of this post

What to do: Submit a brief plot summary or “book jacket copy” about their novel, maximum 250 words, in this contest entry's comments.

Who wins: LJ Editors will select the top five finalists from the entries. Guest judge Mark Coker (you may remember Mark from his recent LJ interview) from Smashwords will choose one grand prize winner from the finalist pool.


1 Grand Prize winner
Amazon Kindle
Blurb.com $20 gift certificate

4 Finalists prizes
Blurb.com $20 gift certificate

(Blurb.com is a website where authors can publish hardcover or paper copies of their books.)

For some, the anticipation of this contest might feel like Waiting for Godot. For others, these words could be no more than "a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing" but a chance to win some prizes. Either way, we look forward to reading your submissions! Good luck, writers!


Dec. 1st, 2011 05:51 pm (UTC)
Bright City Bites
Everyone has a story. Some of them are exciting, some are pretty average, some are more than a little boring and some take you on an emotional rollercoaster ride.

This story? Is all of those rolled up into one. This is the story of two housemates, one human and one vampire. They lead a fairly normal life. Zander Bancroft, the human, goes to work, comes home, fixes a meal, vegs out on the couch, exactly what you'd expect a twenty-something to do.

Joseph has his little routine as well: feed, sleep, try to pass for human. Above all else, never take a human life.

Then there are the ghosts. They're everywhere, always watching, always waiting to speak with Zander, to get a message to their loved ones or, in the case of a murdered victim, the police. Zander's father called him a ghostwalker, one foot in each world.

Living near the Land of the Mouse (aka Walt Disney World) isn't easy while talking to ghosts the rest of the world can't see, but Zander copes.

Then matters are complicated by the sudden arrival of Joseph's long-hated maker, Alessandro. He's come to stir up some mischief, and he isn't leaving until he's had his fun.