Life has been pretty crazy, y'all, but I did it...I hit 50k. But NaNoWriMo is not over for me yet because... well, I'm overachieving lol. But I thought I'd talk a little bit about my novel today! You already got to meet some characters from my book Further Courage but since I'm doing two novels this November I thought the other one deserved some attention too...especially since I'm writing in that one quite a bit more than Further Courage anyways.
So, let me introduce The Needlemaker to you! It's an Industrial Revolution era mystery. It has a very twisty plot and you see the book through three different view points: The Needlemaker, Kit (Christopher) Lawler, the seamstress Nan Winkworth, and the slightly shady detective, Miles Creep.
Here's a snippet from the book that I wrote yesterday (unedited lol!) Kit is waiting for Nan to return to take care of her slightly crazed sister in law.
"I believe it is very unlikely they shall find you at all, Mrs. Rutherford. I suggest that you try, um--" he glanced around the shop. "Watercolor." He blinked at his own suggestion, then decided that since he had said it he might as well go with it. "Yes, watercolor. It is an excellent reliever of stress, I do believe."
"I haven't any paints." Isabella whimpered, her cries quieting.
"You could paint with..." Kit's breathing quickened as his mind searched for a possibility-- anything! His gaze landed on the tea cup Isabella had set on top of a stack of needle packets. "Tea! Yes, indeed, it would be most...British."
Isabella sniffed and stood up, wiping her eyes. "That would never work. My Mr. Rutherford gave me the finest oil paints to use, and I expect nothing less. Watercolor indeed." She picked up the tea cup and went to the back room. "I am not going to paint, I am going to sit here and--" her voice level increased. "And anxiously ponder death, my existence, the disappearance of my one and only son and this horrible wallpaper." She broke down in sobs.
If you want to see more of what this book is like, check out the mood board for it, here!
How have your novels been coming along? Hope the writing has been going great! :)
Have a lovely day!