So apparently I’m a horrible person and completely forgot about this blog for a good… what, year? Wow, I’m.. wow. That’s worse than usual, and I do so apologize. However, it’s mostly for my benefit, so screw everyone else (I kid… mostly).
Anyhoo, I am underway with NaNoWriMo 2012, and it’s going swimmingly thus far. A series of unfortunate events led me to not finish Camp NaNoWriMo this summer, such as falling behind normally and then the death of my grandfather, but I’m making good headway so far this month. It’s the fifth day, and I’m already at 15,2021 and counting. Let’s call it a word sprint day and call it a day, shall we?
The premise of this year’s novel is a little different from how I’d normally write. This time, every chapter is from a different character’s perspective, but the plot focuses on Luke Wells, the protagonist of the story. He always wears a red string tied a few times around his little finger, but he refuses to say why when anyone asks him why. You’ll find out why as the story progresses. Other characters include his geeky little brother (based loosely on my own personality), his single mother Samantha, his best friends Katie and Clark, his grandmother Helen, and his uncle Jeffery.
Now, I don’t really want to give any plot spoilers, but I will say that this is definitely darker than anything I’ve ever written thus far, both in plot and in character development . The characters have a different angle than I’m used to, but I’m seeing it as a challenge that I’m glad to take on.
Aaaaand… that’s really all I have for you today. I’ll try my best to post more updates, but honestly, I can’t guarantee that I will because I’m a horrible person who’s really bad with unenforced deadlines.