// my nano project //


nanowrimo starts in six days and i’m still not prepared. shocking!!

  i wanted to thank you guys for helping me pick a story to work on this year. i ended up deciding on the “angst-y teen aliens” idea and have spent the last few days trying to flesh out the characters/plot so i don’t have to start nano without a plan.

anyway, i wanted to introduce you to my story, and hopefully talking about it will help me sort everything out in my head. details are still iffy, so things will probably change, but these are my current ideas.



taz of titan – mc

here we have my beautiful (possible) antihero. he lives on titan (one of saturn’s moons) with his dad and twin brother. do i know anything else about the main character? not really!! but that’s fine, because i have six entire days to come up with his backstory/goals/fears/arc/personality before nano.


zen of titan – taz’s brother

you know how some people have a new crush every week? zen is one of those people. he’s probably fallen in love with a toothbrush at some point. who knows. anyway, him falling in love is the whole reason that your favorite teenage aliens end up going to earth in the first place.


lulu of iapetus – nerd

(i promise that being a nerd isn’t her entire role.)

lulu and her family are refugees from the moon iapetus. they live in a cramped apartment with two other families. lulu is friends with taz and zen, and she comes with them on their intergalactic roadtrip for the sake of research (and having a good time).


*he doesn’t get a collage because i haven’t given his character much thought*

“tommy” of rhea – the annoying child

i haven’t actually picked a name for him yet, so i’ll be calling him tommy until i can think of something better.

he’s visiting his grandparents, who are neighbors of taz and zen. he just so happens to overhear them planning their adventure, tommy decides to sneak into their ship, because everyone loves him, right? he’s incredibly aggravating and everyone wants to launch him out of the airlock until either a special skill, tragic backstory, or heroic move redeems him. maybe. and then they all develop a family dynamic with him at the center, because i need to put my ships in domestic situations for important reasons.


there’s also going to be an important human character, but idk anything about that yet.


– nasa’s golden record shows up and now my aliens know that humans are a thing

– acquire spaceship

– intergalactic roadtrip part

– earth shenanigans

– ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

i’m only aiming for 15k this year, because i haven’t written since last november, which menas i’m probably very rusty. but if i’m making good progress, i’ll boost it by a few thousand words. we’ll just have to see.

 as you can tell, i have virtually no clue where this story is going. so nano should be incredibly interesting this year.

good luck with your stories, my friends!



36 thoughts on “// my nano project //

  1. Clara says:

    OOH YAY YOU PICKED THE ALIEN ONE! It seriously looks so cool. Will you be posting any snippets of it or anything? *hopeful face*
    I set a goal of 25K words, and I have no idea if I’ll be able to meet it. You actually know more about your story/characters than I do… I am not prepared at all. *shrug* This should be interesting. XD

    -Clara <3


  2. Madison | MadiGrace.org says:

    What? You decided against my life biography after all? 😩

    Hoping you go above and beyond your goals and that your story ends up being your best yet! Sounds like you’ll have a lot of fun.

    Ever heard of MyWriteClub.com? The word sprints are beyond incredible for boosting your word count. And I’m really competitive, so if you’d ever like to sprint sometime, it just might help you crank out those words faster than you thought you could. And you can also follow me, which is sure to be your favorite part. 😏



  3. Rose says:

    Sounds awesome!! My goal is 30k which is probably totally unrealistic but whatever! 😂 Your characters sound super awesome!
    Rose 💜❤️💜


  4. thegutsyhomemaker says:

    This sounds really interesting! I too will be participating in Nanowrimo this year. I am going to be working on a sci-fi novel. I can’t wait to see how your story comes out!


  5. Sarah says:

    Loren? I have a question. How exactly do you do NaNoWriMo? This is my first year. I really like the aliens story. How did you come up with their names?


    • loren ☾ litost says:

      hi! you have to go to either nanowrimo.org or ywp.nanowrimo.org and make an account. if you’re on the ywp site, you can set your own wordcount goal, but if you’re on the adult site, it’s set to 50k. so just make an account on one of the sites and it’ll walk you through the rest.

      thanks! i just went to random baby name sites and picked some of the stranger ones. or you can go to fantasynamegenerators.com. hope this helps. :)

      xo loren


  6. Rebecca says:

    Maybe instead of Tommy, the group could accidentally adopt a human child on Earth? This story sounds great! I love all your pictures.


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