One Month until National Novel Writing Month.
Although the concept of NaNoWriMo involves writing a novel “from scratch” beginning on the first of November, there is nothing wrong with considering what I will be writing about. I’m sure many other writers may take to the winds and follow their muse, but I do have a lot of ideas stacked up in my head. Every time I find an old notebook, it seems to have a half-dozen ideas lurking in the pages.
Of course, some of my ideas are better than others. More to the point, some of my ideas have more oomph behind them than others. Even more to the point, some of my ideas are fleshed out in some form enough to have a real shot at making it to full novel length. Many good stories are simply not long enough to be a full novel. That works if you are a well enough known writer to carry such a thing off, but it doesn’t work out very well for new novelists, nor does it satisfy the conditions of NaNoWriMo, which state that the goal is a completed 50,000 word, minimum, novel.
Thus, I’ve been reading old journals and notebooks and looking for that one idea that slaps me in the face and demands to be written. I haven’t found it yet, but it is out there.
If you are interested in playing along, or if you are a professional writer or amateur writer looking for a project, head on over to the NaNo website and sign up.
If you are interested in following along with me, check out my ArcticLlama profile at NaNoWriMo.