NaNoWriMo, Weirdness, and Earrings

I want to write a weird book.

There, I said it. I have plenty of irons in the fire already, but I have this irresistible urge to write a completely unconventional novel filled with all that is strange and wonderful. I’ve been letting go of my inner censor on my short fiction, but very much stick to convention when it comes to novel-length works. I can’t understand why I keep doing this, but it’s ingrained in my brain for some reason.

And that got me thinking. There’s finally a bit of chill in the air as fall descends upon us and that can only mean one thing: NaNoWriMo! I participated three years ago, and I plan on participating again this year. And this time, I’m going weird.

And this time, I’m going to try to use all of the wonderful things I’ve learned this past year about short stories and how to pour myself into them. This time, I want to write a novel I care about. Thus far, I’ve yet to accomplish that feat.

No clues on characters or plot just yet, but I’ll keep it in  the back of my mind as I rework a few old short stories throughout October. I’m also thinking about starting a Tumblr account to log my NaNoWriMo efforts specifically. What do you all think? And perhaps I’ll just post recaps or summaries of the journey here? I’d love to hear your thoughts on the matter.

On a final note, as I construct my steampunk-o-riffic costume for Halloween, I promised I’d keep you up to date on my purchases and findings. The pic at the top is of my earrings. Got them on Etsy from a very talented seller. Pretty cool, eh?

7 thoughts on “NaNoWriMo, Weirdness, and Earrings

  1. Sounds like a great plan! I tend to give myself a lot more freedom with short fiction, too. It’s a great way to toy with ideas, styles, bizarre plot twists, etc. 🙂

    A friend of mine is putting together a steampunk Halloween costume, too! I have yet to come up with any brilliant ideas. I have a history of strange Halloween costumes that seem good in my head but nobody understands…

    Great earrings!

    • Glad I’m not alone! I play it way too safe with novels, so I’m going to jump in and not care if it’s crazy this time around. Or, I’ll try anyway. =)

      Steampunk is awesome! I always end up thinking of weird costumes, too and either don’t do them or no one gets them. It’s a curse wanting to be different 😉

      And thank you! I thought they were spiffy.

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