National Novel Writing Month 2015 Update #2

Hello friends,


I know this post is way overdue. I won National Writing Month back in November 2015. I’m so happy I finally got a start on a novel that has been plaguing me for a year or two. It’s been in the back of my mind tapping it’s foot, shouting “Melena, when are you going to write me?”

Well, I finally did start on it. It’s sitting at 50, 665 at the moment. I won it at 50,139. I decided for March that I was going to make the attempt to finish it. It is my superhero story that is very dear to my heart because if you follow me on twitter, you know how much I love superheroes. Wish me luck.

Good luck to you and your projects.


Creating a Superhero

Hi friends,


I’ve been thinking a lot about superheroes lately. Mostly with the explosion of superhero movies, which makes me spectacularly happy. I’ve been into superheroes, since I was a little girl. I have memories of watching X-Men and Spiderman cartoons every morning, when a little girl. It evolved into watching Batman Beyond, X-Men: Evolution, Teen Titans, and Justice League later. Then that sort of evolved into going to the movie theater to watch the earlier Batman movies, X-Men, Blade, and Spiderman as the supehero movie genre really took off. As a fan of the genre, I recently began looking at graphic novel and comics. I’m very slowly immersing myself in the genre, but I’m starting to look into superhero fiction. But, I feel like there’s not a lot of it in the novel form.

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