Hello everyone, long time no see…
My arm, which I hurt several weeks ago when I fell, is almost completely OK again and I can write with both hands. I’ve been working on and off on a science fiction story that never quite went where I wanted it to go. I took it to NaNoWriMo in 2015 and found it was total crap. Then it rested for two years, ready to be dumped. Last April I took it to the Camp NaNoWriMo and still found it crap although not all of it. I was ready to give up. Then I realized something which gave me a new way to look at it, and a new direction where the plot can go. It is difficult but I want to try it. So I want to rewrite the whole thing. During October I outlined and sorted information and now I’m ready to give the story one last chance. Here it is:
A new, unexpected faction appears on a planet that has been shattered by catastrophe and war and where different groups of humans try to survive with dignity and respect for each other while battling an enemy that tries to control the world. Will the new faction tip the scales and help create a free society, or will it side with the self-proclaimed benevolent dictator who claims that only a united world under a strong leadership can thrive?
I’m getting excited and a bit scared. I’m not sure if I can pull it off. But… Nano usually gives me such a push for writing a lot that I’m quite hopeful that I produce something a bit less crappy than last time.
Anyone else from around here doing the Nano?