Monday, October 27, 2008


Hello All! I've been vanished for a while (incorrect grammar - so what?). However, I have been writing, which is good. And I've also entered a challenge to write a novel in November. NaNoWriMo is an annual event that takes place to encourage people to write a novel of 50,000 words in 30 days. That's an average of 1666.6666 (etc) words per day. Sound difficult? Yes, yes it does. But I can't wait!

I'm writing a story called Meet Sam for the month of November. Sam Emily Richards is a failing writer with an abusive imagination. Namely, the narrator is a product of his imaginatin. Her name is Emily - she's an upper class Englishwoman who teases and taunts Sam and the other characters, though only Sam is aware she is speaking. Emily and Sam can interact on occassion, though she ignores his questions and makes him out to be insane. She has no off switch, making Sam's experiment a little bit of a failure.

The novel will take place in one day of Sam's life, beginning early in the morning where we find Sam on Grafton Street in Dublin, moving to the LUAS, to Dundrum shopping centre, back home and to Temple Bar. The narrator will be driving him slowly crazier throughout the novel, while he attempts to finally make something of himself and turn everything around.

The opening extract of Meet Sam will be available to read on Saturday on my NaNoWriMo profile when the competiton starts. Give it some time, as I'm only allowed to start on Midnight on Friday/Saturday, but I'll be sleeping then so... yeah... you have to wait until I have something written and uploaded.

Wish me luck!!!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Yes, I too have signed up. I must be mad, truly and deeply deranged...

Should be good fun though!