October 19th, 2005

Smiley With Flower

Obviously, I don't have enough to do. :)

This November, I am participating in NaNoWriMo for the very first time. NaNoWriMo is short for National Novel Writing Month, where participants write a 50,000 word novel in ONE MONTH'S TIME. I'm a little intimidated and a little excited all rolled into one.

I have my novel plot. It will be called "Obituary." Here is the story (in 50 words or less):

Manny is the obituary writer for the local paper. At the behest of his boss, he begins to investigate the deaths of the morgue's unidentified courses. One of those corpses will lead Manny to the story of a lifetime...if he can keep from ending up in the morgue himself.

What is his "story of a lifetime?" I don't know yet. I have some ideas(both my own and buffyeas's), but I haven't decided where I want to go with it yet. I just had the vision of a man profoundly affected by an obituary he writes in the paper. The rest...well, the rest will have to come later. :)

I am still working on "Drive." I will be doing so until the end of the month, but I probably won't get to work on it in November.