At the last minute, I decided to go ahead and participate in National Novel Writing Month this year. My wife is behind me, and ready to work with me to be sure I get the time to write my 1667 words/day. If you’re also trying, feel free to add me as a Writer Buddy. My profile page is right here.
I’m going to be writing a secondary world fantasy story that I had already planned to do as my second novel. The idea came to me years ago, after thinking about weapons of mass destruction. Mages, I reasoned, are potential WMDs. Yet in traditional fantasy settings they are usually completely unregistered and self-regulating. I didn’t think that was very likely in any place with a semblance of government. In fact, I thought control would probably be very tight indeed.
My first attempt at playing with the idea was as a D&D campaign. Unfortunately, my ideas required a fair amount of house rules, and being in your late thirties doesn’t lend itself well to spending a ton of hours designing a campaign. It fizzled, but the idea remained.
So now the first day is done, and I’m a little off the pace but feeling good.
Word Count: 1328/50,000