NaNoWriMo Prep

* This is the first of what I’m hoping becomes routine blog posts (aiming for 1-2 a month)- posts about my writing process, behind the scenes of what I’m writing, and more! Feel free to leave a comment below if there’s something you’d like me to write about!

Well, every year I say I’m not going to do it. And every year I attempt it. NaNoWriMo. For those of you who don’t know, it stands for National Novel Writing Month and it’s where writers around the world commit to writing 50k words during the month of November. (If it sounds crazy, it’s because it is!)

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Red Fog Day

TW: Gun violence


I lay in bed with my eyes closed tight, afraid to open them and see what kind of day it is. The lack of noise in my room is deafening, my alarm long since silenced. I ask my clock what time it is and its answer prompts a long sigh. 

I need to get up and get ready for work.

I hesitantly crack my eyelids apart and see the room bathed in a reddish glow. The color is coming from a dense cloud of Red Fog choking the world outside my window. 


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