My ducks are all in a row for NaNoWriMo, and I’m feeling a volatile mix of excitement and anxiety. I have a solid outline and a writing schedule, but I can’t help but feel I’m forgetting something. It’s like getting ready for a school field trip and the kids are all sugared up and ready to rock.
I remain optimistic. For me I feel the 55,000 word goal is achievable. It is a matter of making something of quality. NaNoWriMo is a marathon and as such it’s a game of pacing.
My weekly short stories should come in handy here. I need to establish a matter of consistency. MACRO CORP. needs to be throttled back so it ends coherently around 55,000 words. This isn’t my full length fantasy novel; this is an exercise in restraint.
This is exactly the reason I picked my superhero concept. I wanted to bring back Macro Man and the gang for a long time. I did (and plan on finishing them after NaNoWriMo) guest chapters for Cross up’s I Hraet You. A lot of that fueled my motivation for my November project.
I’ve made some changes to the story and characters, but all for the better. I promise.
The main character of the Novel is Raymond Teller, an up and coming ‘first million’ businessman. Joyce, Matt and Jay will be in the novel too but as a supporting cast. This is an origin story but by no means slow paced. Macro Man sports super strength and the ability to change size as his primary super powers.
The only other hint I’ll offer is that the story takes place in New Orleans. I am not shy of my love of Cajun food, but I picked it for the culture and history there. Buckle up, it’s gonna be a fun ride.
As such, I’ll make an open offer for any artists out there willing to provide art for my NaNoWriMo ‘cover’. At the very least I’ll give you a full copy of the finished manuscript and credit you for the doodle.
In addition to my Wed / Friday posts. I’ll be doing a monday check in blog post too with a word count update.