NaNo is Coming! What am I writing, you ask? Well…

I think I know what I’m writing. It’s been a rough month, in that regard.

And now, less than 24 hours out (really, we’re into single digits here with about five hours to go), I think I have a plan. It’s really just the surface of a plan, but I can see a beginning, and an ending. It’s just the in-between that I’m unsure about. But it’s starting to come together.

I don’t have a true blurb for it yet, I don’t know enough about the story itself to construct one, but I do know the basic premise. Because this year, I’m doing a retelling/adaptation of Little Red Riding Hood, but with a twist!

Twist 1: Red Riding Hood is the ‘bad guy’. Which obviously makes the wolf the good guy.

Twist 2: Middle-Eastern feel to the story. Yes, this means the wolf is actually a jackal.

I’m also revisiting my world from Blood of Trees with this story, though it won’t take place anywhere near where that one did, geographically. Perhaps not even time-wise. Not sure about that part yet.

Most of my characters are still unnamed. The ‘wolf’ is just ‘Jackal’ in all of my notes. The only character with a name is Red Riding Hood. Her name is Huda.

Which brings me to the title of my story… at least for November.

Jackal & Huda

I am totally doing a play on words with “Jekyll and Hyde” there, fyi. Just in case you didn’t catch it. 😀

Here’s my fun cover for NaNo, made by Renae DiSilva.

Jackal & Huda cover


And now, with so little time left before NaNo starts, I’m going to go do some more plotting. Happy NaNo!

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Rebekah Loper writes character-driven epic fantasy featuring resilient women in trying and impossible circumstances who just want to save themselves but usually end up saving the world, often while falling in love.
She lives in Tulsa, OK with her husband, dog, two formerly feral cats, a small flock of feathered dragons (...chickens. They're chickens), and an extensive tea collection. When she's not writing, she battles the Oklahoma elements in an effort to create a productive, permaculture urban homestead.