NaNoWriMo 2014 – Space Diner

October was a month full of book reviews.

I’m sad to say that November will not be the same.

Do not fret!  This is not because I am giving up on reviews.  It is because I am participating in National Novel Writing Month, NaNoWriMo, this November.  Many of you have heard of NaNoWriMo but for those of you who haven’t, writers, both published and unpublished, gather together in front of their computer screens and attempt to produce a 50,000 word novel in just one month.  It’s frantic, fun, and pushes writers to develop a daily writing habit and leave their editing until the first draft is finished.

Most of my free time will be spent writing, but you can still expect a weekly post from me!  The synopsis of my novel, Space Diner, is as follows.

Space Diner


2340: Technological advancement has destroyed the ecosystem of Earth to where life can no longer be sustained.  The O’Brian Family, technological tycoons, have the means to save humanity.  The remaining humans crowd O’Brian space ships on the journey to the Colony Cluster, a small system of planets that are their only hope for survival.

2440: It has been 5 years since the violent overturn of the O’Brian Empire has left the Colony Cluster in a state of anarchy.  Humanity is floundering once again and a man known only as The Boss is using the chaos to expand his empire.  His thugs are instructed to use any force necessary to take control of the entire Cluster.

Audra Wright, once a decorated fighter pilot, does her best to steer clear of the political battles plaguing her world and survives by taking transport side jobs, delivering to the various planets in the Cluster.  Her ship is in need of a tune-up after months of missions and she plans to spend her short layover consuming as much fried food as possible.  That is until she is offered a job that she can’t resist.  Now Audra must deliver a package that could stop The Boss.

Private Recovery Agent, Jake Tracy, has been tasked with recovering Audra’s package before she can deliver it to the last remaining O’Brian.  He is following her trail, hitting each space diner in search of his French-fry loving target.

Audra is stuck racing through the stars with a surly teenager and a smart-mouthed dog on a reluctant journey to restore balance to the Colony Cluster.  A journey that will require eluding hooker assassins, swamp creatures, and the frustratingly suave Jake Tracey.

Tell me what you think!  Is anyone else participating?  If so, my user name is flygirl3; add me as your buddy!  Happy writing and reading!