Hello, everyone, and welcome back to my corner of the web. I’ve made a decision to participate in #NaNoWriMo2020 for the first time. NaNoWriMo is a well-known acronym among the writing community which stands for National Novel Writing Month, where hundreds –if not thousands– of writers use the month of November to write en entire 50,000 word novel in 30 days from start to finish. I rarely take part, because I like to ensure my novels are approximately 80,000 words or more, but I figured this could be a little fun and switch gears for a bit. I am unsure of which piece I want to enter the contest with, but I know I want it to publish it for free.
I need your help, and in return, you will have an entire novel completed and free for you to read in December. There are 5 choices I have selected below. You may recognize a few of them from other sections of this website, but there are also a couple that will be unfamiliar, and never-before-mentioned until now. As always, I write all my works of fiction with a special message or two. This poll runs through until the end of October, and whichever title has the most votes at the stroke of midnight will be the piece being written in November, with a published release that will be 100% free. Once you read the brief summaries below, please take a vote on which work of fiction draws you in the most, and please share this poll. I appreciate all the votes and your time in helping me to make a final decision. If we end up with a tie, I will cast the final vote, and make the second best a future one for free in 2021 – maybe even for #NaNoWriMo2021 if things go well. Again, thank you so much, and may you have a wonderful week ahead!
COLLIDE (Christian Romance)
A lone young woman in a coma struggles in her anger and frustration to forgive the person who put her there by accidentally crashing his car head on with hers during a failed alcohol-induced mission to end his life. The same troubled young man realizes how his selfish action has affected the innocent woman’s life by his own destructive behavior, and he struggles to find redemption and forgiveness. What may seem like a tragic event only turns into a beautiful collision of two strangers through pain, love, redemption, and forgiveness.
CONNECTED (Young Adult/Romance)
Two brothers raised separately end up clashing when they finally meet and their father asks them to bond, though in a bizarre twist of their lives being swapped they soon come to appreciate one another, and will forever be connected through a unique bond, but heartwarming way.
KAYLEIGH’S HEART (Coming-of-Age Romance/Young Adult)
A high school senior struggles with losing his childhood best friend and first love, and in a feeble attempt to understand why she would take her own life, he tries to draw clues from her suicide email letter, and soon he finds himself on a special journey she made just for him.
LEFT AHEAD (Science-Fiction/Young Adult)
A teenaged trio end up traveling forward a millennium through a chance encounter with a time machine which mysteriously appears in the middle of their street on one random day. Upon confiscation of the traveling device in the new era, which has banned all use of any time machine, the trio struggle through the unfamiliar time to make it back to their own present while trying not to alter the course of time itself.
SAVING JACOB’S ROSE (Romance)
A lone marine on a mission to deliver a fallen soldier’s last letter finds love, family, tragedy, and war in the most unexpected ways.