Tuesday, December 1, 2009

NaNoWriMo writers reach destination Mars

Congratulations to Joi Weaver and Tresa Cho, the two twenty-something women writers I followed over the course of National Novel Writing Month 2009. Each reached her goal: Mars!

Weaver’s untitled novel, which is set in the year 2052 and stars a woman named Dejah Sorenson and NASA’s long-lost Phoenix Lander, hit the 200,000-word mark! She is in the process of posting the entire novel on her blog, Dreamer of Mars. This was the 6th time Weaver participated in NaNoWriMo. Her favorite writers include C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien. She resides in OC, California.

Cho’s novel, which is entitled Of All Things Forgotten and revolves around humans on Mars, passed the 100,000-word mark! She has posted an excerpt on her NaNoWriMo webpage. This was the 5th year Cho participated in NaNoWriMo. Her favorite writer is Robert A. Heinlein and Stranger in a Strange Land (1961) is one of her favorite novels. She resides in Pennsylvania and maintains a blog called Science Fiction and the Women who Love it.

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