NaNoWriMo 2012 kicks off in a little over two days and I’m not 100% sure I’m ready. I’ve got a pretty good idea of the premise for what I want to do. The only problem is that beyond that premise, I have absolutely no idea where I’m going to go with this thing. Fortunately, the premise does require a little bit of explanation, so hopefully I can fumble my way to an interesting story as I establish the setting and the characters. But it’s a Baumgartnerian leap to go into this with no clue as to how it’s all going to end.
This NaNoWriMo is kind of important to me. I want to finish and prove last year wasn’t a fluke. And considering that I’m not dealing with all the turmoil I that was going on a year ago, I have zero excuses. If I could crank out 50,000 words during that upheaval, I should be able to do it this time standing on my head. Granted, last year it was a bit of an escape, something to pour my energies into so I didn’t go insane. But I shouldn’t really need that kind of motivation to do this. I just need to put the nose to the grindstone and do the work.
As for this year’s idea, I’m veering into Gaimanesque territory, with a story about all the myriad lesser known gods and goddesses who have managed to stick around because they embody all the petty, everyday things we seem to care more about than big, grandiose concepts like love and wisdom. For example, there’s Proxerto, god of close parking spaces, and Lumividia, goddess of catching green lights. Of course, I need to establish them in our world, and figure out some kind of conflict for them to face, and craft arcs for them to follow. All while pounding out about 1,700 words a day. Piece of cake. Which is the domain of Delecta, goddess of fattening desserts, by the way.
Naturally, this effort might affect the frequency of my posts here. Last year I did a day-by-day update of my progress, and I might still do that. I still want to do my regular What I’d Watch posts too, as well as keeping up with Musicography. And there are so many good movies coming out in November, I’m sure I’ll want to say a thing or two about them. NaNoWriMo is going to be the primary thing, though. It might turn out that The Daily Rich is a little less daily for the next month, but I’ll try to stay as regular as possible.
Which is the domain of Viscordinus, god of regular bowel movements, in case you’re wondering.