Last November I took part in my first National Novel Writing Month. NaNoWriMo. I fell short of the 50k words needed to “win” but I have continued to work on the novel over the last few months. Everyone should participate in this event at least once. It was a wonderful experience and it really gets the creative juices flowing.
I started my story off with a simple idea that a friend and I came up with and it grew from there. Right now, it starts off with the main character starting Junior High and follows her through High School. It involves new friendships, boys, grudges, fights, Goths and Duran Duran.
I wasnt loving my opening paragraph, but now I think I have it.
I stood in front of my closet, my clothes all begging for me to wear them. It was the first day of Junior High. I had finally graduated elementary school and was now headed to the big leagues. Or, I guess you could say the middle leagues. Or, the ninth circle of Hell. Dante got that shit wrong. There were no giants in the ninth circle. No frozen lake of traitors. No. In the ninth circle of Hell, the traitors walked around freely. The Nimrods and the Harpies interspersed with the intelligent and the compassionate. And, there was no escaping.
I had to Wiki Dante to make sure I remembered things correctly but I feel like this is a good beginning.
As I progress and edit, I hope to post more of the story. Or, maybe I’ll post all of it here. I’m still debating if I want to self-publish once it’s done or not.
I’ve finally settled on a title too; The Duran Duran Chronicles. (At least that’s the title for the first part of the story.)
They always say “write what you know”. I was huge Duran Duran fan so I know how crazy their fandom was.
(I also know a bit about stalking but that’s a story for another time.)
My plan now is get back to regular posting here. Thank you all for following and reading. I hope you enjoy A Psycho Babbles. Or, at least find me amusing.
Now, I’m off to write and edit. Yes, I’m at my day job. Shhhh…don’t tell my boss.