This year I intend to participate in NaNoWriMo. It’ll be my third year in a row, last years effort having produced the pirate novel I am currently querying. It was an immensely satisfying experience, even if the 50’000 words I wrote last November proved to only constitute that book’s first half; the rest of it written more slowly over December and January.
This year I have some rather fun ideas for novel, for which I’ve made a vague, bare-bones outline. So far, its synopsis goes something like this:
Injured in the Thirty Years’ War, a Swedish soldier is inadvertently initiated into an ancient force of power. Forced to adjust to a world of dark magic and sinister schemes, he is given an impossible task: to protect the lives (and very souls) of the Swedish king and his young heir Kristina.
Hopefully, it will turn out well. It had better turn out well, considering how much research a historical novel takes. I’d hate to think of all that time as being wasted.
I intend to post a weekly update of my progress on it throughout November, so if that’s something that sounds interesting to you—stay tuned. If it doesn’t sound interesting to you, well. . . I guess you’ll have to stay tuned for November to end and for me to go back to my usually scheduled inactivity. At some point I might turn this site into a proper blog, but it will probably not be in 2020.
Stay safe—and, of course, have a happy Halloween next week!