Monday, October 31, 2011

On the Eve of NaNoWriMo

I saw a link to a friend's blog and realized that I'd fallen behind on my own blog, despite promising that I would try and keep up on it now.  After racking my brain for a moment, I realized that I hadn't written anything (or not much, at least) on NaNoWriMo.

After my success last year (I'd given myself a goal of 25,000, which I passed by over 5,000) I'd determined myself that I would do it again this year, raise my goal, and really push myself to hit a higher word count with year.  The only down-side is that the edits on the first Bloody Lovely book have just recently begun, and this means that they'll have to be put on hold another month.  But I've given my co-author, who isn't doing NaNoWriMo, a good bit to work on while I do my own writing.  I hope to get back to my writing, soon.

My project for this year is something that I thought up following a dream I had the other night.  Slowly, the work's changed and no longer resembles the original dream.  However.  I've decided to do another classic fantasy story re-make.  Last year's was Beauty & the Beast, in my own, personal re-telling, Glamor.  This year, however, I ended up with a different story and a different twist.  I'm going to be re-doing Alice in Wonderland, pulling characters out of Wonderland and placing them in the real world, on the dingy streets of a large city very reminiscent of New York (though I haven't quite decided that this is where I want to place them, as of yet). 

I've got very little of the details of the book planned, though I've got a fairly classic and slightly cliche - though I still love it, anyway - twist at the end, along with a few character designs and personalities.  All I need, now, is for the clock to strike midnight and I can start on this little journey of mine.

Is anyone else doing NaNoWriMo this year?  If so, gimme a little taste of what you're doing, either a couple sentences on what you're writing or, if you're feeling up to it, a little clip (assuming you're two hours ahead of me and you've already started).  I'd love to see what some of my buddies are up to.

Hope this has interested you guys.  Wish my luck on my venture, and I wish all of you the very best of luck, as well, whether you're striving to meet your NaNoWriMo goal this year or you're just writing the way you always do. 

No comments:

Post a Comment