Tuesday, October 28, 2008

4th Year Wrimo

I started participating in National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) back in 2005 and have done it (and won it) every year since. To "win" NaNo, one must write a 50,000-word novel during the 30 days in November.

In 2005, it was a spiritual thriller called Imaginary about a girl who finds out her imaginary childhood friend is actually a spiritual being. But is he an angel or a demon?

In 2006, I switched over to contemporary fiction with a tale called Tag about how the effects of one act of rudeness can cause a ripple effect and how kindness can send the ripple backward with a blessing.

Last year, in 2007, I wrote a novel that seemed like a good idea but was rather like pulling out my hairs very slowly, one-by-one. It was about a girl named Dali who could paint the dreams of others, and who runs off to join the secret life of performers on the Airship Circus.

I almost didn't commit this year because I had yet to do a NaNo when I didn't have another writing project looming. However, I recently finished the YA sci-fi novel I have been working on for the last 20 months. So that frees me to do NaNoWriMo in 2008. Huzzah!

This year's novel is one inspired by some random plot ideas I wrote down in 2006. Short synopsis:

This is a science fiction story about a creature named Mighty who is an independent, interstellar freight ship pilot. He is struggling along with all the other indie freighters because there's a war going on, and no one trusts indie pilots to carry their precious loads across the galaxy.

Mighty comes to the end of his rope as the novel begins. He's at a space station, ready to part out his beloved space ship and settle for a career of mediocrity--at least he'd be able to eat. While there, he is offered a rare, high paying contract to move mysterious cargo to a remote planet. He's so desperate for the work that he doesn't question what the cargo is.

While en route, Mighty realizes that this mysterious cargo is not something he wants to get involved with, but the clock is in motion, and there's no going back.


I plan on posting some of my favorite excerpts from any given writing session, so stay tuned for those. I'm really excited about this story because the potential is so great for success. After the hate-hate affair with my '07 novel, I'm looking forward to writing something I will most definitely love.

At least, at first.


  1. This sounds like a really great idea and I hope you finish it and publish it. i think it would make a great novel, I'd certainly buy a copy.

  2. Legossi: Thankies!

    Robert: Thank you very much! That's reassuring. At least the IDEA sounds marketable.

  3. Go, Mangy! *pom* Wow, four years? That's so cool! I'm adding this blog to my RSS reader so I can keep up with your Wrimoing. :oD

  4. I'm so glad you are doing this!!