Drool Britannnia

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’.


About Patrick Whittaker

I'm a writer and director of the occasional short film. Although a Londoner, I'm based in Blackpool on the north east coast of England.

Posted on November 1, 2012, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. I wish you luck with Nanowrimo!

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