Halloween has come and gone and November is underway. This means that NaNoWriMo has begun!
For those who don't know, this is the National Novel Writing Month. The goal of all who participate is this: Write a 50,000 word novel from November 1st to November 30th.
Daunting? Yes. Crazy? Yes. Impossible? No!
I participated last year and actually finished in time, writing 50,000 + words and completing a novel. I was amazed, relieved, tired and proud. Let's hope this year goes as well. I have written each day of November so far, and while I am a little short of the average for each day, there really is no set "rule". Just write, write and write some more.
Last year, I chose a children's fantasy type story, something that had been bouncing around in my head for awhile. It came out pretty good, and I am happy with the final product.
This year, I chose a fiction story based on my all-time favorite show, "Friday the 13th: The Series." I have long been unhappy with the show's abrupt cancellation and the unresolved way the characters were left. Some little kernel of this story has been growing in my head for close to 20 years, and I decided it was time now to get it out and down on paper, er... screen.
Basically, what I am trying to do is write a novel-length piece of fan fiction. Which means that while it should be a lot of fun for me to write, and for some die-hard fans of the show to read, it could be a very niche piece. But, I am okay with that. If I do a good job, it will hopefully be readable to non-fans, as well. And that is all I can do, my best.
So, I have begun. Three chapters in, I have 3,288 words written and at least 46,712 to go. Yeehaa!