That's right, folks. It's that time of year again. It is time for aspiring and published novelists the world over to crank out horrible prose in their race for the goal of 50,000 words in one month.
OK, wording it that way makes it sound really fun and even relaxing. I think I need to take a month and just write without worrying about editing as I go, without looking up the tiniest detail to verify the facts. I could concentrate on my descriptions, the action, and the emotion of the moment rather than whether or not the word "stress" was used in Regency England.
Ah, but that brings up an entirely different question, doesn't it? What genre should I write?
- Regency: I could go the easy route and flesh out one of the numerous Regencies that I have mapped. But I think I would be too tempted to look up all those little details. (I'm still mad at myself for using the word "handicap" in Heartless in reference to a disability. Bad Regency author, using a word that had a different meaning then.)
- Fantasy: There is a fantasy novel that I have roving my brain, begging for release. It's this novel that seems to be calling for the honor of being my Nano project. I have the characters written out, physical descriptions, personalities and whatnot. I recently made some huge changes to the storyline, though, which makes it less mapped out and more in need of some re-mapping. The other problem with this novel is the fact that it is currently nameless. I have run into a brick wall on the name for some reason.
- Medieval: I also have a medieval romance mapped out. It's set in England, 1174. I think I would have the same temptation with this one that I would have with a Regency, however. I would want to stop every five minutes to make sure I have my word usage correct. By the way, does anyone have a really great pic of a golden eagle I can use for my cover?
- Psychological Thriller: Yeah, believe it or not, I have a psycho thriller that I started several years ago. It is a product of one of my own personal fears. This competition might give me the impetus I need to get it finished.
So, anybody out there have any opinion on what I should write?
What about you? Have you ever tried NaNoWriMo? Will you this year? If you've never written a novel but have always wanted to try, NaNoWriMo is for you. Take the plunge. You know you want to. *evil grin*
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As always, happy reading, writing and blogging!!