Today we’re celebrating Katie Passerotti and her NaNo novel Pony Death Gods! Like what??? That’s crazy! A huge congrats on your 50,229! We can’t wait to read this story someday.
You can catch up with Katie on Twitter! (And hopefully learn more about this very intriguing story)
Is this your first time winning NaNo?
Have you participated in the Mighty Pens before?
What made you want to join the Mighty Pens this year?
Because I had so much fun last year!
What was a frustrating part of NaNo/the Mighty Pens this year? What was rewarding?
I didn’t get to plan as much as I usually do because October & I just did not get along, so I was flying by the seat of my pants for most of it and I made a lot of mistakes that will need smoothed out when I get to revisions, but that’s for future Katja to worry about. What was most rewarding was using some great new writing methods I learned over the summer to really dig down into the whos and whys of my characters. One of my biggest single chunks of NaNo writing was a backstory moment were I really got to explore the differences between my two main characters.
What’s currently your favorite part of your NaNo project?
My favorite part is the moment when my MC dies at the end of Act I and learns that she’s neither dead or alive. She is now a keeper of the underworld and is paired up with a very cool undead horse named Toad. It’s one of the first scenes imagined when the idea for this story popped into my head, so I was super excited to write it and see it start to take shape.
What advice would you give yourself for NaNoWriMo/the Mighty Pens 2022?
Do more planning Katja!
Keep up the amazing work, Katja! This story sounds sooo cool!