November looms once more! Has it been a whole year? Well, I’m going to give National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) another go. Victory narrowly escaped my grasp in 2021. This time I’m going to smash that fifty-thousand word goal! No excuses. No missed days. I want it. I need it!
So yes, this year marks my fourth anniversary as a participant. I have not officially “won” any previous challenge except in 2020 when I set a modest goal of 25k for “The Ballad of Reginald Rosy.” I’m proud of the accomplishment, but I’m not wild about the story. Almost nothing happens in it. By the end, the characters are only just gearing up for an adventure.
Hopefully, this year will be different. I want to succeed by reaching my goal, but I also want to tell a complete story. You know what they say: fourth time’s the charm! OK, they don’t say that, but maybe they will after I popularize it.
Here’s a breakdown of my previous NaNoWriMo efforts and my goal for 2022.
The Old Railroad (9k of 50k)
The Colors of Magenta (49k of 50k)
The TALENT: Some Assembly Required (50k)
So, what’s “The TALENT” you ask? In a nutshell, aliens are real! Superheroes are real! Naturally, Uncle Sam wants them fighting for the good old US of A. Follow the stories of several characters before and after they are recruited by a secret government agency to help defend Earth from otherworldly threats. “The TALENT” is short for the Terran-Alien Law Enforcement Negotiations Taskforce.
Wish me luck! The countdown begins.