Thursday, September 9, 2010

GothNoWriMo is creeping up on us.....

GothNoWriMo, or Gothic Novel Writing Month, starts the first of October. It's dedicated to the writing of Gothic/Horror/Creepy or Vampire-related fiction. The related message boards are at: http://gothnowrimo.proboards.com/index.cgi?

I wasn't planning on participating. I wasn't planning on participating in any more WriMos. In fact, I had been in the process of recognizing the unpleasant fact about my writing--- that since I have never, as yet, finished a novel which I began, that at this point in time it is unlikely that I shall ever have an actual career as a writer. (Or as anything else for that matter. Having Asperger Syndrome sucks.)

But a suitable GothNo idea jumped up and bit me on the rear echelons. It's set in my own private fantasy world, Erileth, in the Northern Quintile of the Important Continent. It features the daughter of a human man and a shape-shifting 구미호 (gumiho, or nine-tailed fox).

I don't know much about the story yet except that the daughter doesn't know much about her non-human heritage but discovers it in the course of the story. I've decided not to do much in the way of pre-planning.

I've set a word-count goal of 25000 words--- one half of the NaNoWriMo goal in other words. Which means either the story will be half done or less, or else it will be more of a novella than a novel. I don't care at this point. Taking these things seriously will just wake up my failure-jinx and I want to leave him out of it this October.

So, that's what I'm doing for GothNo. Anyone out there doing GothNo? Or NaNoWriMo (http://www.nanowrimo.org/)? Let me know the gory details!

2 comments:

S.A. Connor said...

I'm going for GothNoWriMo first the first time this year and Nano too! So I guess I'll be both writing this month and planning for next month as well.

20000 words for me to start with then I'll see how I go - So far i have an old curse, a sickly woman locked away, and two dangerously secretive brothers lol.

nissa_ami_kato said...

Great! By the way you are the 13th follower of this blog....

My own idea for GothNo isn't doing so great since it's competing with another story that I at least know where it's going....

But when GothNo actually starts on Oct. 1st maybe I'll be more inspired.

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