First, I want to congratulate all those that braved Nano. Whether you accomplished your goals or not, Kudos to you!
Though I didn’t sign up for Nano this year a sudden inspiration had me writing like a madwoman and in three weeks my current WIP is at 44, 000 words. Unlike my previous manuscript, this one is another YA contemporary story. After I struggled with my first contemporary YA (feeling the need to add an alien, vampire, or nut job), I thought I was done with the genre. I guess I was wrong.
What inspired me to write this one?
When I was seventeen, a very long time ago, I had a guy friend who had been beaten to an inch of his life because he looked inside the wrong car. At seventeen, he was chased by a group of guys high on drugs and liquor. And they knew him and knew he wasn’t in a gang. My friend actually played ball with them when there was still such a thing called sandlots. These guys caught my friend in an alley and proceeded to pound the crap out of him resulting in four lost teeth, broken ribs, and a determination never to be vulnerable to “them” ever again.
A stranger in a black car saved his life. He’d never see the man again.
And so my ms is about a kid running for his life and the family that saves him.
What inspired your current ms?