Still sick and I took the weekend off to rest and recover, but this dangedÂ NaNoWriMoÂ novel keeps beckoning to me.
Yesterday, I was hit by a sudden sense of inspiration. The conspiracy plot in my story wasn’t jiving with me, and it’s understandable why: It wasn’t thought through well. Going into NaNoWriMo, I had the seeds of an idea, but it was just that, an idea. The intricacies and the events leading up to and surrounding it weren’t hashed out, mainly because I was concentrating on making word quota instead.
Now that I’m no longer under the gun, my mind has had some time to process things, and I think I’ve figured out how to kick that plot point up a notch. I’ll have to figure out a way to make it work within the confines of the story and I may have to throw out some things to make room but that’ll be easy with enough time to think and work.
So, yes, I’m still working on my baby and have every intention of publishing it somehow in the new year. For fun, I decided to do a quick .epub compile of what I had already written (screenshot above). While I know it’s lame, the sudden rush of satisfaction I felt when seeing it rendered in that form above surprised me. It looks like a real book! I look forward to the day when I and everyone else can read this thing on an e-reader and maybe someday, find it in a bookstore or library shelf.
Oh NaNoWriMo, what have you turned me into?