Tecumseh High School senior Eva Rayne is on a literary mission.
Her goal? To write an original novel within the next 30 days. To many, this feat might seem unfeasible, but the Michigan native said she is determined to make it.
"I’ve wanted to be a novelist ever since I was little, " she said. "I write all the time, but I lose interest ... with NaNoWriMo, I’m forced to keep writing."
This is the teen's seventh year participating in the annual event. As a matter of fact, Eva Rayne participated before she could even "technically" register.
"I started when I was 11, but you have to be 13 to officially join," she said. "So I just wrote. My work couldn’t be verified and I couldn't win, but that was OK, because I wanted to write.
This year, the young author's story tells the tale of identical twins who were switched at birth. The working title is "Who am I?"
Eva Rayne has successfully finished the challenge three times before, and she hopes this year won't be any different.