Maegan Go, of the Philippines, has been crushing those NaNoWriMo goals since we started this adventure. She was our first Bronze Pen, and now she’s blazing trails as our first Silver Pen. Congratulations Meagan! If you want to give Maegan a shout out, you can find her on twitter, instagram, NaNo, or leave her a comment on her Malala Fundraiser page 😀
Read below to learn more about one of our awesome teammates. Also, seriously, what a writerly inspiration. Glad you’re part of the Mighty Pens!
What is your favorite book and/or author, and what draws you to them?
Uhm…picking a favorite book/author is nearly IMPOSSIBLE. I’m a fan of too many! But if my house was burning down and I had only enough time to grab one collection of books, I’d grab every copy I own of Victoria Schwab’s books. I love her imagination, her wit, her well-rounded characters, and her overall writing style.
Is this your first book? What’s the working title of your NaNoWriMo17 project?
My NaNoWriMo 2017 novel–titled “Soul Stealer”–isn’t the first book I’ve come up with, but it’s the first book I’ll finish. (Yes, I’m claiming those 50k words!)
Give us an elevator pitch of your project.
Set in 1920s New York, a pauper with an ambitious streak strikes a bargain to acquire a taste of magic. When the bargain goes awry and a mage attempts to stop the transaction, both of them are bound together indefinitely. With only one well of magic and two hosts of souls, only one can triumph and come out alive. But as they try to undo the curse between them, they quickly realize that every small alteration they make causes the most catastrophic changes around them.
Share your favorite line/short paragraph from your book so far.
This is from one of the earlier chapters, and it features one of the main protagonists, a mage by the name of Finn Atwell.
He made his way to the corner of the room to pick up his unfinished bottle of whiskey. When he passed Dustin, he grinned up at the formidable man. “I’m not sure if you got the memo but,” he stroked the string of pearls around his neck. “I’m not very righteous at all.”
How did you hear about the Mighty Pens? What inspired you to join?
I follow Susan Dennard on Twitter, and as soon as I saw her Tweet about The Mighty Pens initiative, I couldn’t not join! If there’s two things I am passionate about most in this world, it’s writing and selfless causes. And what better way to help thousands of girls around the world than through writing?
Maegan left us with these final words of wisdom:
Be confident in your own abilities and don’t compare yourself to others! We still have a lot of time before November ends, and every step you make towards your goal makes all the difference.
Congratulations again, Maegan! We can’t wait to keep writing with you 😀