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Inspired: National Novel Writing Month Begins Today

Where Emerson's adventure begins: Stargrass Paper & Books

Where Emerson’s adventure begins: Stargrass Paper & Books

Today marks the beginning of my next big writing project – National Novel Writing Month. By November 30th, I will finish the ~50,000-word first draft of my first novel, Where the Light Enters staring my heroine, Emerson Page. She is about to discover that her passion for books is intricately entwined to ancient secrets about her family. Books are in her blood, literally. She will learn that it’s her destiny to protect them at all costs, and the costs are dangerous and many. Her new-found heritage will take her and her friends on a wild ride of adventures around the globe, and under it.

Every day, I’ll post the number of words I wrote the day before. I’ll also include a description of the scenes I wrote, my favorite short passage from that day’s writing, and an inspirational photo for the scene. I’m really excited to share this project with you, and would love any and all feedback. You can also follow Emerson’s adventures on InstagramTwitter, and Facebook.

Let the writing, and reading, begin!

About Christa Avampato

I make a living in business and I make a life as a writer, artist, and yogi. I use my business and storytelling skills to build a better world. My first novel, Emerson Page and Where the Light Enters, will be published in the Fall of 2017 by Thumbkin Prints, a children's and YA imprint of Possibilities Publishing Co. My creative career has stretched across Capitol Hill, Broadway theatre, education, nonprofit fundraising, health and wellness, and Fortune 500 companies in retail, media, and financial services. In every experience, I have used my sense of and respect for elegant design to develop meaningful products, services, program, and events to help people live happier, healthier lives. A recovering multi-tasker, I am a proud alum of UPenn (BA) and the Darden School at UVA (MBA). When not in front of my Mac, I’m on my yoga mat, walking my rescue dog, Phineas, traveling with a purpose, or practicing the high-art of people watching. I am proud to New York City my home, and I've been called the happiest New Yorker by friends and strangers alike. They're right. Follow my adventures on Twitter at and Instagram at


One thought on “Inspired: National Novel Writing Month Begins Today

  1. This is it! Go!


    Posted by creationsbysandy | November 1, 2014, 1:17 am

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