Also known as “WTH-Was-I-Thinking??!!”
In under six hours I will be embarking on my fourth journey through Inner Editor hell. Many of you know of what I speak, but there are still some who do the Scooby Head Tilt when I mention “National Novel Writing Month”. Simply put, it’s taking your desire to write the great American novel and forcing you to write 50,000 words in 30 days.
The best part? It doesn’t have to BE great! Or even GOOD for that matter. Just write it. Write with bad grammar, crappy spelling, and questionable plot points. Just GET. IT. WRITTEN. You can edit later.
In the past I’ve written an urban fantasy, a horror, a steampunk tale, and this year I’m venturing into unknown territory — the dark fairytale. You see, I don’t do faeries. Or vampires for that matter. As a proud card carrying member of the Pagan Community, I am a rarity in that I don’t get into things like dragons, wizards, faeries, and the like. So one day while driving, I was struggling with what my NaNo novel would be about this year. I opted to write a faery tale WITHOUT faeries. Brrrrrrrilliant! Instead, it will be comprised of Scaeries (Scaery singular) and you’ll have to read the finished product (points left to shiny dustcover) to find out exactly what they are.
If you are participating this year, feel free to add me as a writing buddy / cheerleader at http://www.nanowrimo.org. I’m known as “iScribe”.