A Shift in Stories
As NaNoWriMo 2009 approaches, I'm trying to get ready for a shift in story focus. Since 2006, I've mostly set older novel projects aside and have been very focused on one particular story line, which I started for NaNoWriMo 2006 and expanded (backward in time) for NaNoWriMo 2008. However, I really want to participate in Script Frenzy, and I have a screenplay concept in mind already. My schedule didn't allow participating in Script Frenzy in 2009, so I thought a good way to approach it would be to solidify the story by writing a short novel (60K words or so) for NaNoWriMo 2009. The structure of it will be as closely aligned as possible around the structure of the screenplay that I hope to write for Script Frenzy 2010.
To do this most effectively, I want to be able to get my mind off the other story line, since the new one is completely different (e.g., in a different genre). And to do that, I need to finally wrap up the first draft of the NaNo 2006 novel. I have the outline for that, and I have four chapters to write in the next 14 days. It should be workable, but... will it happen?
Check back in early November! I've already signed up for NaNoWriMo this year, so I will at least have commentary on the new book+screenplay project, and hopefully I'll be able to share the good news of completing the earlier project before then.
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