There, Drew softens when he meets Kirsten, a beautiful and quiet teenager who always seems slightly out space and time. Around the same time, he learns of an unsolved, mysterious death of a teenage girl on Halloween at the very hotel fifty years earlier, whose ghost is rumored to haunt its halls. Very soon, Drew realizes Kirsten is that very ghost.
Alternating between 1959 and 2009, as Drew and Kirsten's connection deepens, the mystery of her death slowly begins to come to light.
Goal: 12,000 words
This is something that's been floating around for a while and I always forget about. I think the initial idea sprung into my head, when I was in eighth grade so I want to keep the "modern" sections in 2009 to honor that. And this isn't a romance, because that's weird, but I think Drew will be infatuated with her and it's more about their emotional connection, solving the murder, and the Halloween vibes. Since I spent my Halloweens in Salem when I lived in Boston, it will be fun to recall those and do additional research for the time period stuff.
I think it will be similar in length to All Our Yesterdays, and my intuition tells me it will be slightly shorter. Beyond this, if I come up with another story of a similar length for the next Camp NaNo, and make it about a connection between across time, I think I could have three novelettes I could package together. But, one step at a time!
I also figure if I can write Under the Apple Tree, a summer story, in fall/winter, I can write a Halloween story in July.
Side goal: I want to finish my script I'm 81 pages into, but that will be a task I can do if I have a bad writing day with this.
Let's do this!