Saturday, 23 of September of 2017

Failed NaNo Friday: America’s Next Failed NaNo

So, at the time this will post there will be thirty six hours left until the beginning of NaNoWriMo 2009. I almost said thirty seven there, because of Daylight Savings, but the time change officially happens at 2:00 AM on Sunday, November 1st. So take heart, NaNo Warriors! This November is actually a whole hour longer than it would first appear!

Now I’ve got no excuse for not getting fifty thousand words written by the deadline.

So, as I mentioned in the podcast yesterday, it’s now time for me to figure out what the heck I’m going to try to write this year. I have a vague notion that I’d like to involve the Philadelphia Experiment in some way, but beyond that I’m pretty blank.

I don’t want to try to tell the story of the Philadelphia Experiment directly, by the way–that ground’s been pretty well covered already, I think. I just think it’s a fun concept, and might make good background for some kind of near future thriller.

Updates as thoughts come to me, and feel free to make wacky suggestions in the comments, or, better yet, describe what you’d write for NaNoWriMo.

–Jake out

Update: As I Tweeted earlier, this morning I woke up with the basic idea. The Philadelphia Experiment stays, for now, albeit as deep background. Plot? Characters? Outline? I have no need of such things. For I… have an idea! We’ll see if that’s enough to get “Saving Lives” off the ground.

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