It’s that time of year again with NaNoWriMo starting on Thursday 1st November.
What is NaNoWriMo you ask? It is the National Novel Writing Month. The aim is to write a 50,000 word Novel in the 30 days through November. It is more of a novella length but can be used as a spring board for getting a new story off the ground.
You can follow my progress here.
As part of the Riverland Creative Writing Group (you can find us on Facebook), we are taking this challenge on as a group for those interested to participate. I have participated a few times but have taken a break the last 2 years. This year I am going against type and writing a Horror novel rather than my usual Science Fiction.
I started plotting the idea out last Wednesday night at group, planning out the first 8 chapters so far. The background detail leading to the events that form the main story are going to be told slowly but also sparingly, leaving most of what has happened in the past open to the readers minds to fill in the blanks.
Stay tuned for more on where the story goes.