19 Sep

It didn’t keep me up all night – but I did have to make a phone call before bed so that my brain could rest.

I have a new novel on simmer for this year’s NaNoWriMo: Fallen Fruit. I’m looking at a 10-20 year post-apocalyptic Johnny Appleseed story. I’m inspired by the Jam Economy and the Pacific Northwest, social change and community, hardship and abundance. I’m expecting at least one death, a dark past, lovely times in kitchens, and the lovely sunrise dew and grit of traveling. Also look for my bias toward apprenticeship, the firm belief in structured, meaningful, loving childhoods, and recipes.

Oh yes, there will be recipes. And probably a mule. And maybe a goat? I like goats. But there has to be a balance between mouths to feed and food with which to feed them…

I love this part where a story comes by to visit and lets me get to know it. 🙂


3 Responses to “Excitement!”

  1. J.C September 19, 2008 at 7:31 pm #

    Hey that’s so great that your nano idea has come in! It’ll be in fine form by the time November rolls around 🙂

  2. torreybird September 19, 2008 at 8:04 pm #

    Thanks! I’m looking forward to it… which means it’s even harder to work on the current novel. But I’ll press on regardless!

  3. J.C September 19, 2008 at 9:56 pm #

    lol yeah sometimes it does make it harder – think of it as a good incentive for finishing the current novel off. I always try and reframe ‘temptation’s as ‘incentives’ it seems to work pretty well.

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