Friday, October 22, 2010

NaNo is coming NaNo is coming!

So I've decided to do NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month)this year. For those who don't know in November everyone who has ever considered writing a novel decides if they are crazy or not. If the answer is in the affirmative, they chose to sign up to write 50,000 words in 30 days.

Yep,turns out I'm crazy.

So here is what I'm working on.

Satan's Local Soul Stealers' Union 666

Malorie didn't sell her soul. She just sort of...pawned it. Working for the Devil has serious drawbacks and a serious lack of benefits- but Mal is ready to change all that. She's decided to organize-- unionize. But when she starts to get the other girls together, they start dying. Hell might have a better union buster than Mal imagined.

And the opening goes like...

I snapped the book closed and crossed the room to warily eye my carefully constructed shrine. With matches I lit the two slightly dented white tapers that sprouted out of the mis-matched candle holders. I pushed aside my doubts and settled myself on the floor before the shrine-- Indian style.

Buddhism. After reading-- okay skimming-- a book on comparative religions, I was sure that this was my answer. Buddhists didn't believe in God. That was key. Because if i could stop believing in God, then I could stop believing in the Devil. And if I could stop believing in the Devil, then...

A sharp kick sent my front door slamming into the wall. Baz sauntered in, looking as innocent as a demon could make himself.

Of course, all of this is subject to change. I am crazy after all ;)


Brandy said...

Love it! Yay for NaNo! And exclaimation marks!

Lela Gwenn said...

!!!!!!! :) !!!!!!!!!!
We are writing buddies right?

B. H. Morrigan said...

Sounds very interesting - love the concept you're working on!

I will be joining NaNo this year as well. I've never tried it before, but it sounds like fun.

Lela Gwenn said...

Awesome! Make sure we buddy up... I'm LGwenn on Nano

B. H. Morrigan said...

Just added you as a buddy. :)

I'm under morgan_le_fay.