Anyone unaware, national novel writing month is an organisation challenging you to write a novel in a month. No rules on what it should be, just one month, write 50,000 words. Doesn’t matter if they’re spelt correctly or the grammar’s terrible, there’s no judgement, just write a novel, its easier to play with an idea when you force something out of you to play around with….that sounded wrong on so many levels.
Its a pretty decent idea for a writing exercise, especially in my case. I have at least twenty novel ideas that I haven’t had the excuse to dedicate the full amount of time required to them. And although out of the three times I’ve done nanowrimo before, I haven’t actually gone through and polished what I’ve written and tried to sell it (which is what you’re meant to do) that doesn’t stop me feeling like its necessary to do this again. I need to keep myself creatively active and this year’s idea I’ve been throwing around for a while since I was too lazy to do nanowrimo last year.
My NaNoWriMo Profile is here by the way: http://nanowrimo.org/en/participants/stubagful/
I’ll probably post updates on how its going once a week about where the story is at the moment, maybe an extract or two. I might end up shoving it out as a free epub with lulu if anyone gives a shit.
Marijuana, LSD, cocaine and Ecstacy are just some of the substances that are generally illegal throughout the world. This novel postulates on what might happen if the exact opposite were true.
2133: President Arthur Hiesenfeld sets about making all currently illegal substances not just legal but mandatory at all times
2138: This happens.
2139: This becomes international law.
2178: World Population of two million people are consigned to Belgium after global war has reduced most inhabitants to multi coloured transforming acid creatures through a mess up with a nuclear formula and a dominoes pizza menu. All residents are fed by tiny little gremlin pets that excrete cheetos.
This is the story how one thing almost led to another and what we can learn from it.