Another Silver Pen Superstar: Gretal McCurdy!
Another one of our fabulous participants has hit over 15,000 words! Congratulations Gretal McCurdy, from Washington! Way to be amazing and smash those goals. 😀
I’m sure she would love to hear some congratulations! You can find her on Instagram, Twitter, and/or add her as a buddy on NaNo. Read on to find out more about her and her project.
What is your favorite book and/or author, and what draws you to them?
Currently my favorite book is Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia. The depiction of mental illness and fandom and the relationship Eliza has with her brothers all were very relatable for me. I’ve never felt more captured by a book, and I love it so much. I’ve already read it three times this year. I have way too many favorite authors to list because I’d definitely miss a few, and then I’d feel bad.
Is this your first book? If not, what was the first book you ever finished writing? Tell us a little about it.
No, this is not my first book. The first one I ever finished writing was a Dystopian book titled Twelve that I wrote during middle school. It was about twelve twelve-year olds from twelve different cities who were sent to a location in the center of the cities and had to undergo twelve different tests in order to go home to their family. I started writing it when I was twelve, and it was full of drama and insta-love.
What’s the working title of your NaNoWriMo17 project?
I’m really bad at titles and names in general (see the answer to the previous question), so right now it’s Untitled Fantasy WIP. I know, really boring.
Give us an elevator pitch of your project.
A bi girl with social anxiety runs away from home and ends up travelling with two siblings after a mistake at the inn leaves her sharing a room with them. There are pirates, dancing, and a platonic relationship between a girl and a guy.
Share your favorite line/short paragraph from your book so far.
I love you. Those three words were so tricky. They were supposed to convey so many things for so many different people. There were the “I love you’s” for family, and there were the “I love you’s” for friends, and there were the “I love you’s” for lovers. The words didn’t change, but it was a different sort of love for all three, and when you had been saying one “I love you” to a person for some amount of time, but then it began to shift to another, how did you deal with it?
For Wilhelmina at least, she had started avoiding saying the three words to Lassa altogether.
How did you hear about the Mighty Pens?
Sooz’s Instagram stories (if you’re not following her, go do it. Her stories are absolutely amazing and so helpful)
Sooz’ Instagram is an amazingly magical place. So glad to have you as part of the team, Gretal, and congratulations again!