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NaNoWriMo Post #1
NaNoWriMo, otherwise known as National Novel Writing Month, begins today, November 1. The concept of NaNoWriMo is to write a novel in 30 days that is at least 50,000 words. Therefore, 1667 words per day.

It is 9PM, and I have 14 words written.

I'm off to a great start.

Whatever. Once I stop being distracted, I'll be fine. This is my first NaNoWriMo, so I'm blaming my lack of focus on inexperience.

I'm using NaNoWriMo as an excuse to finally write the story that has been in my head since... fourth grade? Third grade? Probably about then. (It's obviously evolved a LOT over the years, but the basic concept formed in my head many, many years ago.) It's called Anam. The title is the Celtic word for "soul," which makes sense in context. The Celtic part never really makes sense, but I liked the word and it sounds better than "Soul" as the name of a group. It's about a group of siblings that gain powers. Yeah, like almost every book ever written. The basic concept formed as a "what would happen if Power Rangers was actually realistic at all and didn't have those damn robots."

The story takes place in the year 3212, but World War III basically reversed the advancements in technology, so the technology is actually very close to modern times. The setting is Cerna, a country that is the sole holdout in a world that has been taken over by Argyro, a dictatorial country.

The main characters are:

Crystal "Chris" Hunter, the oldest Hunter sibling. She has wavy blond hair perpetually pulled into a ponytail, and ice blue eyes. Her main color is blue, and her power is ice. I just realized how obnoxious the eye description is now, but I'm keeping it as it is. She is 17, and a high school senior.

Kailey "Kay" Hunter, the second-oldest Hunter sibling. She has straight, dark brown hair and blue eyes. Her main color is green, and her power is earth. She is 16, and a high school junior. She is a star player on her high school softball team.

Jacob "Jake" Hunter, the third-oldest and the younger twin of Kailey. He has dark brown hair and blue eyes. His main color is black, and his power is lightning. He is 16, and a high school junior.

Michael "Mike" Hunter, the fourth-oldest. He has black hair and brown eyes. His main color is red, and his power is fire. He is 14, and a high school freshman.

Luke Hunter, the youngest Hunter child. He has black hair and blue eyes. His main color is yellow, and his power is air. He is 12, and a seventh-grader.

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