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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 06:19 pm (UTC)
Moonstrike! A Thunderbirds fan fiction. A “Tracy sister” story.

It is the 2060s, and a line of rogue asteroids has entered our solar system, headed for the moon's surface and the colonies that have been planted there. On Earth, a group of eco-terrorists calling themselves Tellus Prime is at work, blocking any attempt to rescue the colonists through misinformation, sabotage, and even murder.

The only people with the resources and nerve to save the colonies are Jeff Tracy and his five sons - Scott, John, Virgil, Gordon, and Alan - through their secret endeavor, International Rescue. It will take all the ingenuity International Rescue can muster to do the job, and they in turn will rely on the support of the family's corporation, Tracy Ventures, and of its CEO, Jeff Tracy's only daughter, Rhea.

Their involvement will put Tracy Ventures firmly in Tellus Prime's cross-hairs, while a terrible tragedy stands to cripple both the family and International Rescue. Will they rise above the catastrophe and save the lunar colonies? Or will they abandon the project, allowing the terrorists to triumph and leaving the colonists to their fate? What will this do to International Rescue's reputation and future? Will Tellus Prime be able to bring down Tracy Ventures? Watch as the Tracy family deals with betrayal, hardship, and the microscope of a skeptical and watching planet, all while trying to put the pieces of their lives back together.