The winner of Melina Marchetta's The Piper's Son is:
#7 Kristy from the UK
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#31 Jess from The Tales Compendium
Thanks everyone else for entering!
For those who have asked... nano...
My current WIP is titled:
Some kind of Awesome
First line: "Since I found out my dad is the weather man on channel ten it hasn't stopped raining." *
It's meant to be all moody and deep and lingering and heartfelt (but not, please god, melodramatic). But for some reason, it keeps getting comical and absurd. I don't know what's going on but my MC is way too happy for someone with such a depressing life...
i've re-written my first chapter 5 times and i don't think that's the spirit of nano? i can't seem to get my groove. i have also written random scenes to appear later in the story. which is not my usual style. i much prefer to do the linear writing thing. am thinking of starting again even now... ugh, i've had this main character in my head for over a year and i still don't know the best way to go about sharing her story.
enough rambling... as for word count? since nano started i've written at least 15k - but then deleted most of it (maybe i was supposed to wait for the month to be over before deleting so those crap words would count for the word count, yeah? haha). so my document is 8.5k. but am thinking of starting from 0 again. :)
* have heard (numerous times) not to open with the weather. huh. it just happened like that.