For those of you who don’t know or aren’t aware, which I believe means the same thing, National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) starts November 1st.
This is a challenge to all writers to create a 50,000 word novel (first draft only) during the entire month. That averages to 1,667 words a day.
Before anyone tells me: “I’m insane,” that’s a given. But, I do love a challenge. Scrivener is giving away their product – free of charge – so you can write on their product for this contest. I suggest any who can should at least download the app and try it out before scoffing at the idea. Us creative types are quick to do such things.
I’ve read numerous articles both for and againt outlining, but I would like to point out going into this with some sort of FREAKING CLUE as to what you plan on writing, whether you outline or not, is a great idea.
So, without further ado, below are my thoughts for my own attempt at NaNoWriMo:
1. Life told by a suicidalist.
2. The Adventures of Kitt Katt (a ninja kitty with thumbs.)
3. A story about a woman who is haunted by her child after an abortion.
4. A lesbian who has second thoughts about killing her first wife for sleeping with her dead husband.
5. A supernatural story about a man who can see the past and change the outcome.
6. The story of a man who lives in Chernobyl and doesn’t like the tour groups bothering him.
7. A story about the US civil war and a northern woman falling in love with a southern general.
8. A cyberpunk story about an overweight man who can’t get a good job in the future because no one will hire him due to his disability.
9. A story about a dog who tries to kill his human owner and keeps failing.
10. A spy-detective story about cyberspace involving the US defense department and PETA.
As you can see, I’m no where close to a decent idea. The one I’m leaning towards the most is #1 and #2, although #3 might be a good creepy story for Halloween.
What do you have planned?
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