This year I’ll be participating in NaNoWriMo, or National Novel Writing Month, throughout the month of November. It’s a yearly writing event where writers challenge themselves to reach fifty-thousand (50,000) words by the end of the thirty days, or a little more than the length of a novella. If you’re a writer, you’ve no doubt heard about it or participated yourself.
The novel I’m starting for NaNoWriMo will have dark fantasy and horror elements, set in a small country which shouldn’t require the extensive world-building elements necessary for a larger fantasy world. World-building is one of my favorite things about writing, but I tend to get mired down in smaller details at times. This story doesn’t require knowledge of anything outside the main setting, allowing me to keep world-building to a minimum and focus solely on the plot and characters.
I’m excited to get started on this new project and am looking forward to producing something fun and exciting. I hope to share more about it as I move along.
If you’re a writer participating in NaNo this year, good luck! Let me know what you’re working on in the comments below. Or say hi on the NaNo website here.