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Preparing for Ashenmuir
Had to buckle down on something for Camp NaNoWriMo in April. I settled on Ashenmuir, because it's a piece where I don't know where the story is going to go, and so I won't feel trapped in trying to get there. I've explored the world and the tale in the past, and it has brought up some very interesting things - but Ashenmuir is so much more about atmosphere and mood than the actual narrative itself. I am excited, provided I can just continue to push forward.

When I last attempted NaNoWriMo in November 2012, I ended up in creating a piece that is very rich and ready to be reworked into a brilliant piece. Inspiration, interlocking details, the world itself developed as I pushed myself to write. So again, I hope that Ashenmuir will be something that blossoms in the challenge, rather than bogs me down like last April's attempt.

30,000 words. It sounds intimidating. But much like my new year's resolution, I have to learn to write again instead of worrying about writing perfectly. The typing of my fingers needs to be music once more.

And Ashenmuir is very much a story I want to share with the world. I have pity for the little girl, but so much more for Oberik. She has peace, and he will only find awful things out there in the woods.