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What Am I Thinking?!?

October 27, 2011

Demands of the world have been making it hard for me to write of late.  I think I’ve mentioned that here.  I have decided to fight back.  How?  I’m doing NaNoWriMo.  (You fool!)  I need to get butt in chair, fingers on keyboard, words on screen.  I’m hoping a month of hammering at a novel project will get my habits back where they belong.  50,000 words in a month.  I can do this.

I found an abandoned story outline that has a lot of potential.  I think I’m going to develop it.  It’s a commercially viable idea and I’m hoping to stretch that into a “high concept” idea.  You know, that “Citizen Kane meets Harry Potter” idea or “Die Hard meets The Hangover”.  We’ll see.  Either way, I think it will be marketable if I can get it done.  We’re talking 80,000+ words done, not just 50,000, but you have to start somewhere.

Why this November for NaNo?  Several reasons.

  • I need to restructure my writing schedule
  • I have no major projects in the works (just that fairy tale rewrite…but that can wait till December)
  • I stumbled upon an old idea that I’m comfortable using
  • If not this year, when?

So I’ll give it a shot.  If I don’t finish, I don’t finish.  But I intend to give it the old college try.  If you’re NaNo-ing with me, good luck.

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