NaNoWriMo begins in... just under six hours for me. Woo!
So the final countdown day's prompt shall be the working title of my novel to be: the jester's journey. Feel free to incorporate Halloween themes into your writing.
After working on Lessons in the Dust last year, an admittedly dark and at times depressing story, I wanted to change things up this November. I decided at the outset I wanted to go third-person instead of first and, more importantly, to tell a more lighthearted and (hopefully) funny tale.
This proved to be a rather major pain in the ass. Last year I had an idea that was bouncing around my head for months and finally had an outlet when November came. No such ideas existed this time around. Which meant I not only had to come up with a storyline, but it also had to fit the above guidelines. I was actually starting to get a bit worried until this jester and his silly journey finally formed.
I have a basic outline of what I want to happen, fully expecting that a lot of it won't end up happening. But I'm open to whatever comes and interested in seeing how it turns out.
Oh yeah, that little announcement I was alluding to the last few days? You'll get to see it as it's written, in all it's (mostly) unedited glory, as I'll be posting it over here on Protagonize. When I'm done writing for the day, I'll post what I've written and update the first chapter with any thoughts I might have on how things are going, any particular struggles I met that day, etc. Sort of like a novel writing diary. And I'll be tracking my word count over there as well.
This is probably a bit crazy. And almost certainly stupid. But I'm doing it anyway. So please feel free to follow along as me and my jester go on our journey for the next thirty days.