Monday, October 31, 2011

It's Almost Time.

Well, NaNoWriMo is almost here. Michael and I are ready to start. If you're joining us, Godspeed to you! May we all finish and write in a way that God would be pleased with.
God bless,
Joel ><>.

Monday, October 24, 2011

National Novel Writing Month 2

Well, folks, I know you just saw a post about this, and it was perfectly sufficient to tell you about it and let you know what National Novel Writing Month is and how it works...but let's face it, everything these days needs a sequel. And in the popular tradition of the same people who made the first one don't always do the sequel, here's mine.

Yes, National Novel Writing Month is right around the corner, it is a challenge for "a month of literary abandon" where you are put the to the test. You have to write a novel of 50,000 words or more in the period of one month. Exciting? Yes. Possible? Yes. And I have been thinking about signing up for it, and I will know by the end of this week if I will or not, depending on how my hunt for employment goes this week.

My idea is a little different, it's called "The Woods" and it is about a small town in rural, southern America, where a group of four kids (Rudy, Mia, James and Kyle) end up stumbling on woods that are not quite normal. They, the sheriff, (named Tanner) and two older siblings of the characters, (Brad and Grace) all end up in the twisted events that are originating from the woods. I've got just a few things planned for it and those are really scant, but that's half the fun.

So that's my idea if I end up being able to participate. Now, which of you out there is willing to take the challenge as well? If you are, leave us a comment and let us know, we'd be glad to have some more participating.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

National Novel Writing Month.

National Novel Writing Month is right around the corner! This will be my first year, and I'm excited. Michael and I have worked a good bit on the plot I've chosen, and I believe it's ready. I wanted to do this post to share it.

In short: Pilgrim's Progress, Meet Halloween.

Sounds odd, doesn't it? You betcha. Basically, it is a heavily allegorical novel, involving Halloween strongly. It has many good Christian themes, which I hope will come out well. Who knows - maybe someday soon it'll be published!

So, what about you? Are you participating in National Novel Writing Month? If so, what genre do you have in mind? Do you feel ready?

Share your thoughts!
God bless,
Joel Garner ><>.