So, where was I? Ah yes, that's right. I'm a totally nutter. Because I think I've decided to take part in NaNoWriMo next month. What's that? 'Nanowima'? No, it stands for National Novel Writing Month, though it's international. The idea is as follows: you start on the 1st November and have to write a novel (50,000+ words) before the end of the month. Much discussion is on the NaNoWriMo ensues, you follow others' progress, keep updating your word count, and perhaps visit some of the 'Write-ins' when you write with other NaNoWriMo-ians. Something like that, anyway.
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So what to write? That's the question that everyone needs to answer sometime before the 1st November. I have two options, well, three. The first is Cronas 13, which I'm pretty psyched about. It's not really a novel, though, and I doubt it'll hit 50,000 words (I'd be worried if it did, it's not meant to be such a lengthy tome). Plus, I've already started it and part of the fun of NaNoWriMo is starting from nothing and completing the month with a fully fledged novel.
Our second option is that I twist the rules a bit and use NaNoWriMo as a chance to write my epic play, the one about a man coming to terms with his place and meaning in the universe (y'know, that really light, frothy topic AHAHAHAHA). I'd love to actually write it, if I did it well, and whilst it's not a novel like the challenge specifies, it may well hit 50,000 words in the script. I could still count it (Celtx, my scriptwriting app, has a word count), so it would still work in theory... but am I ready to write it? That's another matter. Can I do it well? It's not a story I can just churn out, regardless of the quality. It's got to be top-notch. Higher-than-top-notch, if possible.
Our third option, ladies and gents, is thus: write a totally new story. Not a script, not an internet drama story thang, but a proper, block-text, 50,000-word novel. It's a much more menacing prospect than the other two, but it's more appropriate to the challenge. The only problem is that my mind is totally blank in terms of novel ideas; I have a few other screenplay concepts, but not novels. They wouldn't work as novels. So I'm stumped if I choose this option.
Three options. Which do I choose? I have no idea at the moment. Comments with advice would be helpful, if you're offering.