One month until the start of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). The 11th annual word chase to see if you can wrangle up 50,000 words between November 1st and November 30th. They call it a novel, I call it a good chance to get back into the eb and flow of writing and get half a novel done in one month. I’ll be participating, will you? Come on. Give it a chance. You know you always wanted to be a writer. It’s only one month out of your life and you know you’ve got enough of an idea for a book to get 50,000 words down. Join the fun.
I’ll be doing a detective story, crime fiction, whatever you want to call it. Tentatively titled “Crazy, Deadly, Cool”. It’ll be my first attempt at first person narrative and I think I’ve got a pretty good feel for the story at this point. I’m going to take the month of October to frame up a loose outline of the story, flesh out my characters, and toss around some ideas with Doug to get the old juices flowing. The basic idea of the story involves the problems that three women (his gun-happy partner, unstable ex-wife, and a teenage gypsy) cause for our good detective as he attempts to earn a living doing routine casework. I know that’s a pretty crappy synopsis, but I don’t want to give it away until I’ve gotten it nailed down. So that’s what you’re left to work with.
Now, go on. Go get yourself ready, there’s only a month of planning left. Later.