NaNoWriMo is something I’ve been eyeballing for two years now. I’ve kept a constant creed of writing a short story every week while maintaining work on the novel. I’ve written a 2,500 word short story every week for almost 2 years. That’s roughly 260,000 words. That doesn’t include revisions and writing the novel itself. Which when you consider it is 120,000 words in its completed state, a great deal of words ended up on the cutting room floor.
Math. Ugh. Anyway. My point is this. I’ve easily surpassed the million words written mark. And then I see this:
Drop in the bucket. That’s 50,000 words in 30 days. I got this.
But I didn’t want to just throw random crap to the winds. I teased this concept a few times in guest chapters and a post about my past works. My Nanowrimo model will be sporting super heroes.
Don’t run screaming away from the computer just yet. I know the Marvel movies have saturated the market with quality hero movies, and DC has taken their jabs at the pot of gold as well. This is a concept that has been close to my heart for a long time. My entire time working on TWO DESTROYERS I have glanced over at my stack of maybe stories and sighed heavily. I want to bring a better superhero to the table.
So this is it. Starting in November you can follow my journey to 50,0000 words (or more) right here on Dimanagul.com or you can check out my NaNoWriMo page. I just need words of encouragement over the journey and will post excerpts on Wednesdays. Friday will still have short stories as long as I am on track for the 50,000 word goal. If not, you’ll get an excerpt on Friday too.
All I can say for now is it will be a blast. There will be heroes, super science, and voodoo. It takes place in the Big Easy and will be in a completed form and ready to read by Christmas. Make sure to post any of your own NaNoWriMo details. It’ll a fun ride.
…and don’t forget to read the last Game of Life October special this Friday.