Well, it's that crazy time of year again, my friends! Early mornings and late nights, typing and/or scribbling away like nobody's business. Checking incessantly the word processor's word count; despairing that the daily word target hasn't been reached; despairing that ideas have all but dried out.
Yes, the month of November is nigh, and that means it's National Novel Writing Month once again! We all know the drill but here's the lowdown: A participant of NaNoWriMo should write a novel in a month, or at the very least, 50,000 words of prose. Within 30 days.
I failed to complete last year's NaNoWriMo challenge (managed only about 15,000 words)... or even the previous year. I wonder if I'll be able to make it this year? No idea, but I'm giving it a shot anyway!
Last year, I tried writing a fantasy (with sf elements) novel, but this year I'll be attempting a young adult book instead. My idea concerns a bookish, nerdish and completely anti-social boy who is chosen to be one of the children who will oversee the administration of a gateway city between our world and the Netherworld. The city is a portal where all the monsters and ghosts enter our world where they are given licences to spook humankind. It will have so many sexually ambiguous monsters, you'll lose count before you can say "Dumbledore is Gay". That's my elevator pitch anyway. What's yours?
So anyway, good luck to anybody else who's entering this year!