It has finally arrived, the much anticipated start to NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) Can I write 50,000 words in a month? That’s 1, 667 a day. Looking at it that way, then yes, it’s doable. Normal days when I’m writing I can easily crank out 3-5k, my record is 7500 words in one day.
That said, I still don’t know WHAT I’m writing. I’ve been going back and forth between starting the sequel to the YA novel I just finished, or writing an Echo book.
Such a dilema! The sequel I have all the basics and characters already. I even have a general idea of what is going to happen. However I just finished the first book and am only half way through edits. Should I even bother writing a sequel before I find out if anyone may be interested in the first?
As for my Echo book, its rather the opposite. Though I have a very, very general idea I don’t have much else. I do have the title “The Echo and the Ghost” or maybe “The Ghost and the Echo” 😛 and a few of the characters (basically ones I’ve written in my shorts will be making appearances.) The Echo in question is to be Soul, who appeared briefly in my second Echo short, and also on my blog (See Echo Shorts Section) however I don’t even have a name for my Ghost, and know little other than it will be a female. 😛 If I only had a name… as the song goes.
I guess I will think on it today, and see if I have some sudden inspiration (which lucky does occasionally happen!)
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UPDATE: I went with the Echo book.
It all started with a bright light. It ended with one too.
Wish me luck!