NaNoWriMo (2016) Update #1

So it’s a few days into November, and NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) is in full swing… for a good percentage of those participating.

Though I’m not entirely sure why I decided (once again) to attempt the challenge of writing a 50,000-word novel within 30 days – I’ve yet to succeed or even make it to the halfway mark in the past four years – I’ve blogged about three of the four attempts thus far, and it’d be odd to not blog about this year. Also, while I could choose to develop and (potentially) actually!write any one of the multitude of stories contained within the MASC Chronicles, or any of the other works-in-progress bouncing about in my head, this year’s attempt is Something New.

I hope.

The origin of the (quasi?) new story came about randomly two entries ago, even though it’s been a lingering nugget of an idea, hidden (almost) in plain sight – the basic premise for the 2016 NaNoWriMo is that there’s a device (not quite sure if it’s an actual thingy, an app or something completely different) that can instantaneously extract thoughts directly from the mind and on to a Word-like program and / or on to paper (for those who are still vintage like that), and the potential chaos / hilarity that can ensue when literal thoughts are transcribed in real time. I suppose this type of story would fall under  science fiction, with perhaps a morsel of mystery, a smidgen of suspense, and (maybe) a hint of humor.

The working title for this story is The Mind Writer.

Beyond that, and the aforementioned premise, not much else has been fleshed out – the time, place and reality in which the story takes place is currently in a kind of limbo, though in a way the process and the premise take on a meta quality, as the existence of this device thingy would help enormously in the writing of the story about the existence of this device thingy and the things that might happen if this device thingy existed.

Wibbly-wobbly, timey-wimey. (kinda)

Clearly, the overall structure of this story is still in a nebulous state, somewhere in the ether of the Mind.

That’s about all I have thus far.


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