NaNo Prep

Hey Y’all, It’s about time to hit the keys and write like ninjas for NaNoWriMo, if you’re like me and want to take on the challenge of writing 50k words in 30 days.
Well, I’m here to tell ya that I already have an idea for my NaNo novel this year. I call it Epiphany High. It’s about a lady in her mid 30’s named Jennifer, who is called by her friend and former classmate Leah to herp her and her daughter Gracie solve a strange mystery at her old high schoo. Before she can solve the mystery, she must make the journey from Macon Georgia to the fictional town of Springville TN.
Jennifer starts her journey just fine, driving up I-75, but her car breaks down just as she drives into Atlanta. She must take a buss to Nashville, then rent a car and take the last leg of the trip to Leah’s house. However, In Chatenuga, the bus breaks down, and she has to find another way to ge to her destination. A lady dressed in a plain green dress and an amish style apron, offers to drive her to Nashville in her horse and buggy.
Here’s where I need your help. I want to give Jennifer, Leah, and Gracie unique last names. Do you have any ideas? What would be a good name for the amish lady driving the horse and buggy? If you have any other ideas that might inspire me, or any pointers or mind jogging questions please let me know.
I will keep you updated on my progress as I did last year. I hope to see some of you in the NaNoWriMo forums, and my username is annHd if you want to be my NaNo buddy.
Happy writing and let’s NaNo together!

11 thoughts on “NaNo Prep”

  1. A good start to an intriguing plot. I like Dan’s Jennifer Ashum and suggest Leah Pharrell. I love the name Gracie and look forward to hearing your final picks for all 3 names. I’m very interested in the Amish slant in your plot.

      • I like Rachel as well because it is an ancient biblical name with many possible connotations. To me, it is a more stoic name (sort of old soul) than Gracie which seems more playful and loveable.

        All depends on who she is, and you are creating her so I’m sure your final choice will fit.

        • I think Rachel fits the story much better. Sarah Yoder is the woman who takes Jennifer Ashum to Leah’s house. I thought about starting the novel with the prologue written in Sarah’s point of view, but I squashed that idea, because the story is not about Sarah, she is just a minor character. Not only that, I’d have to do a lot of research, and I don’t have enough time to put that much work into my NaNo novel. Although that is a good idea for a future novel, maybe.

          • The novel starts out with a lot of turmiol that Rachel has to deal with. First of all, a girl goes missing, then her best friend Gracie is found dead. I ain’t going to make this a blood and guts kind of story, but the journey has a lot to do with the mystery. I think the two should be connected in some way. What do you think?

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