I’ve usually made my choice of a NaNoWriMo novel long before this, but there have been so many contenders this year that I was beginning to think I’d never be able to make up my mind. I actually wrote 1,000 words of this story before I called a halt because I suspected it would be my choice. It kept calling to me and I kept pushing it away because it involves a lot of world building, and a much more complex plot that I’ve ever worked with. And action! In fact, it isn’t remotely like anything I’ve written, so it’s going to be an exciting challenge.
Science fiction. Drugs. Kidnapping. Slavery. Conspiracies. Tragedy. Character development? Nope. Angst? Plenty. There are going to be some pretty ugly scenes, and I’m not sure I even have the stomach to get them down in print. Like The Darkest Prison, this story makes me wonder about myself and where the stuff comes from.
Luckily, I’ve been making notes for the last several months, so I’m not as far behind as such a late choice might seem to imply. I’ll be using the phase outline method again. Speaking of which, I think I have enough material now that I’m ready to start working out a rough outline.
Empire of Masks, coming up. Here’s hoping all you other NaNoers are getting in the mood.