Monday, October 30, 2017

NaNoWriMo Approaches

My big plan for last week, and then for the weekend, was to finish up a story I've been working on currently titled The Bodysnatchers of Yan.  This is one of my Companion stories, set in 1922, and it's also a space opera story of sorts involving Dr. Thomas Nova.  It's a pretty long story at this point, novella-length, and I wanted to finish it up before NaNoWriMo began on November 1st.  But I also wanted to write a Halloween-themed or spooky story of some sort to publish for Monday or Tuesday.

Anyway I was lazy and wrote nothing all weekend.

I reread what I wrote last year.  I worked hard on an old fanfic story of mine called Nerima All-Stars, which is sort of a Ranma/Ah My Goddess crossover, and sort of a superhero story.  I like the idea, and I really like much of what I wrote last year, but I'm not prepared to publish another unfinished fanfic story, I want to complete it first.  So working on that this year is an option, I might be able to finish it off with another 50,000 words.

But I also have several long-form Grandpa Anarchy stories that I'd like to complete.  There's the always-close-to-completion Oz On The Half-Shell that I've worked on a couple of times during previous NaNo events.  There's my old novella World of Hero that is supposed to take place in book two, that I would really like to finally finish.  Then there's this new story, Bodysnatchers of Yan, which I'd like to finish as well.  In fact I have a whole set of Companion stories in mind, and working on those could easily be my NaNo project.

There's also two other long stories that I've had on the back burner for a long time:  the Black Moon Maidens story Second Class, and the Serial Anarchy novel.

Right at the moment I'm leaning towards finishing up Bodysnatchers of Yan and Oz On The Half-Shell, and then maybe working on World of Hero.  That means leaving Nerima All-Stars for another day.

Of course, I need to work on my other fanfic Girl's School as well....