So, I know I told you all that I would tell you what my newest project was a while ago. But then I go busy working on the actual WIP rather than writing a post about it. Sorry…
So, onto what my project is!
This WIP is for National Novel Writing Month, which occurs every year in November. If you know nothing about NaNoWriMo, have no fear! Next week, I’m doing a blog post all about National Novel Writing Month next week. You can learn all the details about it and my experiences doing it then, but for now, I’ll just give you the basics. During NaNoWriMo, writers try to write a full-length novel, 50,000 words, during the span of the month of November, so 30 days.
Yeah, it seems a little crazy, but it is a lot of fun. Trust me.
As you may already know from reading this post, I didn’t do much writing from when I got back from Realm Makers until October. That being said, I also didn’t do much book planning, which meant that I didn’t have a book ready for NaNoWriMo. So, instead of writing a book this November, I decided to do a collection of short stories instead, since I don’t plot out my short stories.
Now, we have reached the part where I get to announce my WIP to you! It is my pleasure to announce my project,
A Row of Glass Slippers.
A Row of Glass Slippers started out as a short story collection, but it has now morphed into a novelette collection. Each novelette is a retelling of Cinderella, but with its own spin on the classic tale. In the novelettes, I play with the setting of the story, and also try to answer a question that could be asked about the original tale, such as:
- Why did Cinderella not want the Prince to know who she was?
- Why did the shoe only fit Cinderella?
In a couple of the novelettes, instead of answering a question, I simply put a new spin on the story, like:
- Cinderella didn’t want to go to the ball; her stepsisters made her.
- Cinderella didn’t run away at midnight. She was kidnapped.
So far, I have three novelettes completed. I am aiming for eight novelettes total. Currently, I don’t know what I am going to write next after I finish A Row of Glass Slippers. But that’s all right for the moment.
Tell me, friends, do you like the story of Cinderella? Have you ever read a retelling of Cinderella before? If so, what was it about?