NaNoWriMo is Coming

Hello Inkling Readers,

This post is mainly for you, but if you are a Guys Reader, please do not be scared away.

November is a wild ride under normal circumstances, you have the end of daylight saving time, election day, Veteran’s Day and then Thanksgiving.  Plus lovely autumn leaves and great crisp weather, at least in the south.  Now to add to that wild ride I propose NaNoWriMo!

For the last three years I have participated in NaNoWriMo and I plan to try again this year.

If you are interested I would love to hear some feedback from my first few attempts…

WIP 2012

WIP 2013

WIP 2014 1

WIP stands for writing in progress and just so you know the 2014 story is not quite finished.  I made it to the magic number of 50,000 words, but the story still needs a climax and resolution.

This year I will be breaking away from this trilogy and writing a stand alone story.  I have a few story ideas cooking and I would love to have you help me choose the story I will write.

  1. The Diet of Worms – Or How To Make A 8th Grade Super Group – The story of a group of 8th graders who start a rock band and become something of a big deal in their suburban town.
  2. Shadow Tails – The story of Macadamia “Mac” Bush a former secret service agent assigned to the president’s detail.  He saves the president’s life but looses a hand and is forced to retire.  He is pulled back into the Washington world to help find the kidnapped president.  By the way all of the main characters are animals, mostly squirrels.
  3. Velo City – Steam Punk story about an orphan who grows up in the shady underground world of a future/past city.  He is a steam pipe racer and conscripted into the royal marines to help break an alien blockade of the earth.

Do any of these ideas spark your interest?  What story would you like to read.  You tell me in the vote below and I will share my work as we move through the month.

I would love some of our Inklings to join me in writing a novel this month.  I have 50,000 words to write, but don’t worry the Young Writer Program allows you to choose your own word goal.

Write on,

Mr. H



5 thoughts on “NaNoWriMo is Coming

  1. I want both shadow tails and velo city they both sound cool. Diet of worms isn’t that great though. Can we have a bunch of secret service Squirrels (Secret Squirlvis) Members in Velo city? please? Please?

  2. I’m so torn between Shadow Tails and Velo City. Shadow tails seems like it will be a fun story to write but Velo City seems like something that you could easily get 50,000 out of. Hmmmm….

  3. Idea 1: A fight for power between multiple groups in a school, groups that might steal tests or knock out power to release school.
    Idea 2 Overlord Spires: powerful beings are created by divine beings with only one purpose; to create magical strongholds and imbue them with their mystical powers.
    Idea 3: The world is populated only by magical beings (mostly dragons) and ruled by an evil sorcerer, while a group of dragons resist that sorcerer.
    Idea 4 Aura Knights: the world is protected by people with minor superpowers that are caused by a person’s Aura.
    Idea 5: Magical Warriors call upon their magical powers and use them to battle each other in magical arenas
    Idea 6: Everything is mechanized, from pets to houses to instruments.
    Idea 7: an alien group uses a world sized bomb that changes the laws of physics.
    Idea 8 The Book of Souls: a dark sorcerer called Zorg uses a book to steal peoples souls as a power source for his mechanical soldiers and creatures.
    I am doing idea 3 but i want to do all of them so please give me feedback!

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