Sunday, November 15, 2009

NaNoWriMo writers on course with Mars novels

Although it is only November 15th, Joi Weaver and Tresa Cho, two twenty-something women writers and science fiction fans, are on course in penning their respective Mars SF novels for National Novel Writing Month 2009.

Joi’s untitled novel, which is set in the year 2052 and stars a woman named Dejah Sorenson who recovers NASA’s long-lost Phoenix Lander, has surpassed the 95,000-word mark! You can read the bulk of her novel to date, and gain some insight into three of her characters (Dejah Sorenson, Nathan Chandrayaan, Maxwell Hamm) on her blog, Dreamer of Mars.

Cho’s novel, which is entitled Of All Things Forgotten and revolves around humans on Mars, has passed the 50,000-word mark! Read an excerpt on her NaNoWriMo page, then check out her blog, Science Fiction and the Women who Love it.

Pictured: Artistic rendition of Dejah Sorenson.

1 comment:

Bryce Ellicott said...

Excellent! Congrats to the writers. I'm chugging along on NaNoWriMo myself this year, for the first time, and I'm really enjoying it. I would recommend NaNoWriMo to any writer, established or otherwise. There's a lively Sci-Fi community of all ages, and the word count tracking somehow keeps you very honest. Pax