I’ve decided to try NaNoWriMo again, partly because I’m insane and partly because LUCKY, my first NaNoWriMo novel was the first book I’ve had picked up by a publisher and I think I’m fucking with Fate or something mystical and cruel by not doing it.
Okay, I’m just nuts.
Anyway, this year I’ve decide to go with a fun plot idea again. With LUCKY I pretty much pantsed the last half, because I didn’t have an outline in time. Coupled with the pressure of 50K words in 30 days, not having an outline is just more pressure than I can handle. So my newest future WIP will have a loose outline, which is almost done. The genre is absurdist/paranormal/sci-fi.
And now you’re like, “What the…?”
Well the title is “OBAMANATION” and I don’t want to give too much away because I think it’s brilliant, even if no publisher out there will ever touch it, and I don’t want to ruin the mojo. I don’t know how telling you all about it will ruin it. I just know it will.
But I think I can tell you a little. Just a brief summary. Okay? Cool.
You know how the Americans don’t have biological weapons? Well none of us are supposed to have them, but we all know our governments are lying, SO… the Americans in my story have been naughty. They’ve been conducting some very sketchy research.
What is the research about? Can’t tell you that. I can tell you the Americans create three monsters, which I refer to as a trio of patient zeroes. One suffers from a peanut allergy, the second suffers from nymphomania, and the third has narcolepsy. These factors are important, but I can’t tell you why. Then the president unleashes his weapons in Canada.
Just for shits and giggles.
The American government then shuts all its borders with Canada and the American navy prevents us from leaving by sea. Oh yeah, the Yanks are serious about this shit not getting out. We all think it’s the apocalypse.
Anyway, the apocalypse we think is happening begins when the three weapons attack one man. He survives, but a virus is born and chaos ensues. That’s all I can tell you about that.
Later on, the true plot is revealed, including the president’s real identity and the mastermind behind it all. There will also be a smidge of romance, because I like romance and a sex scene or four is the only way to keep the story’s heroine from getting infected.
Oh yes, the key to vaccination against the virus is smegma. What’s smegma? HERE.
Aren’t you glad you learned something new? If you already knew what smegma was, then you’re cool. I didn’t know until Carlos suggested it as an immunity factor. Carlos is awesome. But so are Kurt and Katrina and my kids, all of whom helped me iron out the plot details. We’re all nuts, so it was perfect.
However, before I can embark on this NaNoWriMo journey, I have to finish the second book in the FLOG series, CUNNING. It’s about 2/3 finished, so I’m in the usual slump. Preparing for NaNoWriMo gives me a little kick in the ass, which is very much needed.
Anyone else doing NaNoWriMo?
2 thoughts on “NaNoWriMo Again: I’m Nuts, But You All Knew That”
Your NaNo idea sounds cool! And it also sounds like you write a lot. I am so envious. I write very slowly, so I’ve never given NaNoWriMo a try. However, this year I have two writer friends who are doing it so I’m going to follow along on their journey and maybe I’ll get up the courage to try it next year. Good luck with your book(s)!
I’m lucky in that I work from home, and my work and writing times are pretty flexible so if I’m “inspired” enough, I can hammer away at a project until I hit a wall.
And you should try NaNo. Even if you don’t meet the target, you get into the habit of putting something down every day.