Monthly Archives: November 2012
Posted by Patrick Whittaker
And so begins National Novel Writing Month a.k.a. NanoWriMo.
I’ve knocked out the first 600 words of my effort and I have to say it’s feeling like I might be on to a winner. My antagonist seems pretty real to me as does the world he inhabits. This could be my most commercial work yet.
As things stand, the novel will be a mixture of steampunk, zombie fiction and Conan Doyle pastische. I might even allow Sherlock Holmes and Professor Challenger a walk-on part or two.
Mind you, I have an awful lot on my plate and am going through something of a personal crisis, so finding the time and inclination to work on the blessed thing might prove problematical. I may even have to abandon or at least postpone the project. Also, the story might not have enough legs to make it to the 50,000 word mark. I believe every story has a natural length and if this one is only – say – 30,000 words then so be it.
As soon as I’ve polished off my first chapter, I intend to post it on this blog and invite comment on it. So watch this space.
And the title? It could change, but right now I’ve settled on ‘Drool Britannia’.