NaNoWriMo starts today, so I might not be posting much this month.
For those of you who aren’t familiar with NaNoWriMo, it is a yearly writing challenge to write the first draft of a 50,000 word novel in one month. It takes place every November. I haven’t participated in a number of years, but I would like to give it another shot. I’m not sure if I will have time to write 50,000 words, in addition to classes and work, but I will sure try!
I still have my previous NaNoWriMo manuscripts sitting on my hard drive. Maybe one day I’ll open them up and decide what might be salvageable after some heavy editing. The point of NaNoWriMo is simply to write as much as you can. You can always go back and edit it later if you decide to publish.
My novel for this year’s NaNoWriMo will be based on different fairy tales, folklore, and mythology. My main character is a mermaid princess, who is also a witch. Her familiar is a squid. I know, it sounds cheesy, but that’s what I want to write! She is selfish, manipulative, and is prone to misusing her magic, which will ultimately be her undoing. That is all I’m going to say about my idea for my novel right now.
Anyway, if you are participating in NaNoWriMo and are looking for writing buddies, feel free to add me!