Thursday, November 01, 2012

30 Day Novel Writing Challenge Day # 1

Today is Day #1 of the 2012 30-Day Novel Writing Challenge. I have written the first 2054 words of my novel, "The Hitchhiker's Guide to Suburbia."

"The Hitchhiker's Guide to Suburbia" follows a year in the life of seventeen year-old, Calvin. Calvin meets sixteen year-old Jessie. They fall in love and begin to release the emotional pain each suffers from growing up in broken and abusive homes. Dreaming of leaving the suffering behind and 'making it' on their own, they rent a small basement apartment in the suburbs and start their dream life together. The harsh realities of adult responsibility, earning a living, and paying the bills are no honeymoon. The young lovers succumb to pressure from their peers to use sex and drugs as an escape from the harshness of life and lead them on a self-destructive path that will ultimately push them both to face and deal with the traumatic events that shaped their lives. Calvin learns that sometimes the only way out is to go through.

The novel navigates the suburbs of two anonymous North American cities, where administrative autonomy varies and authority is either non-existent or unforgiving.

Video blog: DAY # 1 "The Digs"

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