It's nearly June. AAAAAAAAAAAARRRRGHHHH!
BuNoWriMo is in June.
My plan was to try and finish off some unfinished novels during June, but I think I am just going to have to kick my own butt back into revision gear. This last month has been terrible for progress, but I'll talk more about that in my Friday post for my "Do You Have Goals?" update.
So yeah, my plans have probably changed. Which is both disappointing and necessary.
Anyway, I thought it might be fun to reflect on past BuNoWriMo achievements. In the past I have written, or mostly written, these novels and this novella during BuNo:
- SMALL TOWN
- Isabella and her mother return home after a ten-year road-trip and take refuge with their long-lost family. But things at home are increasingly strained, and Isabella is content to be left to her own devices. She ventures out to explore the town she lived in till she was six but hardly remembers.
As a near-friendless loser, Isabella tries to uncover more of the town's history - and her own. With help from the only non-relative who doesn't mind being seen with her in public, she soon learns of the decade-old tragedy that still haunts the town. And she is shocked to realise that her own little family sits right at the epicentre.
Isabella begins to regret her hunt for the truth. But whether she had sought it or not, the truth would have found her. Because Isabella's mother didn't just come home for some R&R, or to have a mental breakdown. She's here on a mission - to dig the past right out of the grave...
- IVY NIGHT
- When the earth begins to tremble one dim morning, Ivy awakes on her dirty prison cot, knowing instantly that the first day of Prophecy has arrived.
As the prison crumbles around her, Ivy slips out and flees the town that condemned her as a child. Ivy is determined to fulfil the mission she's harboured since she was a child. But time is not on her side.
Ivy must battle through nine long days of deadly prophecy, during which fire will fall from the sky and driving sleet will sear flesh. But Ivy is determined to do what is necessary to save the world, despite how badly it has wronged her.
Hot in pursuit of Ivy is her twin sister Jasmine, who knows the prophecy as well as Ivy does. But Jasmine believes Ivy herself is the greatest danger the world has ever known, and is determined to stop her.
- LOST, MISSING, GONE
- Lily's life is pretty good, until she becomes the last person to see a girl alive before her murder, and until her boyfriend dumps her for a former high school cheerleader ... on Facebook.
Haunted by the ex and the dead girl, Lily tries to get on with her life, but suddenly it's raining exes and her best friend is pestering her to go on blind dates. There's also the fact that the murdered girl turns out to be a serial killer's victim.
At least there's a gorgeous cop to think about. A cop Lily keeps running into in unexpected places. This cop has a connection to the serial murder case, a connection that gets him kicked off it for being too close. He and Lily have things in common.
She can't help developing a little crush on the guy.
But pretty soon Lily's got bigger worries than hot cops and pushy bffs. Because the serial killer has a new target.
Those blurbs are pretty rough and haven't been critiqued or revised to within an inch of their lives. But they give you the gist of what the stories are about.
So that's my BuNo resume to date. This year I won't be adding anything new. But at least I can get back on track with revisions. I hope.
What are you guys doing in June?