NaNoWriMo 2011 has begun! I have high hopes for this year as I take my first stab at writing a novel for Young Adults. Yes, that means I have to tone down certain things like violence, language and keep the text at or near the appropriate reading level. Not necessarily the easiest of tasks. I will have to imply a great deal of things that I would normally have described explicitly.

I’m doing a post-apocalyptic, journey home type of thing. Two siblings are separated from their parents while trying to wade through a mass of refugees trying to book passage on a caravan that will take them to their new home. But to catch up with their parents, they are going to have to trek across a hostile wasteland full on monsters and cannibals.