National Novel Writing Month is upon us again. This November, 1,000’s of writers sign up to NaNoWriMo and attempt to write a 50,000 word novel in just one month. Sounds daunting, right? It is.
50,000 words a month equates to around 1,667 words per day – that’s the equivalent of a short university essay each day!
This will be the first year I have actually committed to attempting (completing! Say it, damn it!) this mountainous task. But, I feel confident. My writing is improving with every keystroke and blog entry. I have a concept I like a lot (pulp sci-fi – see below). So I am going to do it.
This is the initial story concept I am starting with tomorrow:
Government scientists working on faster than light space travel accidentally rip open a hole the fabric of reality. The hole leads to an alternate dimension inhabited by beings who claim to be friends. The other to share technology, which the government, hoping to exploit for weapons research, eagerly agree too.
But are these extra-dimensional beings what they appear to be? Or are they something more?
One scientist believes the beings to be preparing for invasion, and has to work against time, the invaders, and his own government if he hopes to save himself and the world.
http://nanowrimo.org/participants/travis-stunt – for an update on my progress. I think that link will work.
Good luck to all the other participants.