Thursday 24 October 2019

NaNoWriMo is around the corner!


Since I signed up, the other day, I thought I might write a little post about National Novel Writing Month.

I've been taking part in NaNoWriMo for a while. Actually, my first one was way back in 2006. Can you believe it? 😯 

Anyway, let's start with my history:
  • 2006: UF (Angie)
  • 2007: SFR (Shade of Grey)
  • 2008: SFR (Shade of Blue)
  • 2009: Horror (Sinful)
  • 2010: Futuristic (Embracing Sunlight)
  • 2011: N/A
  • 2012: UF (Torn from the Shadows)
  • 2013: SFR (Dash)
  • 2014: UF (Willow)
  • 2015: YA Historical (MixedTape)
  • 2016: YA Horror (Haunted) 
  • 2017: YA SF Thriller (Cosmic Girl) 
  • 2018: YA Horror (Madness)
As you can see, since I started taking part, I missed one year: 2011. And that's because I was working on edits at the time. Yeah, always with the pesky writing. LOL.

Another thing you'll notice is that I've written drafts in a variety of genres. This is something I lurve to do.

By the time November comes around and the year is winding down, I always enjoy squeezing in one last 50-70k first draft. I think it's a great way to end the year. 😃

This time, I've decided to work on a story that's been inside my head since last year. It's a whacky subversive revenge tale set in the 80s. It's inspired by the kind of crazy movies I used to love watching when I was a kid. When we borrowed hundreds of VHS tapes from the video shop.

I'm not sure if this tragic and whacky tale about monsters and paranoia will ever see the light of day, but I do know that I picked this particular project because it's going to be a lot of fun. I'm totally writing this story for me. I'm the target audience for this one because it's been playing inside my brain like a pesky movie for a while, so I'm looking forward to getting it outta my head. 🤯📼📺

I've already started naming characters, collecting inspirational pics, and taking notes. And I've still got another week to daydream about this story, jot down notes about scenes, and totally get lost in the NaNoPrep process.

Even better than that, I'm looking forward to getting started...

Well, there you have it! This is the story about my NaNoWriMo idea. What's yours?

Happy planning!

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