Thursday, 5 October 2017

NaNoWriMo 2017

Well, I decided to do it this year! I'm joining ranks with thousands of other authors across the globe for the (inter)National Novel Writing Month competition.

I have a plan ... well, an outline of a plan ... maybe just an outline of an outline, but it's STILL a plan! So, the big reveal of the novel I'll be writing:


L.I.C.K - Lichfield Ice Cream King

Now before you all jump on the Ice Cream/Ice-cream debate, it's my title alright?! Anyway, that's what you jumped on first? 

I have no idea if I'll be able to make the 50,000 words in November stick, there are lots of things at play here. Well specifically, two little ones at play. My wife is onboard and will push me to stop procrastinating, but whether I'll get 1,613 words written a day in a couple of available hours is up in the air right now.

If you want to know more, here's a brief synopsis of the novel I'm going to write:

The Sirrupa family run it all. From High-quality imports to addictive “street” products. Nothing comes into the country without their knowledge, at least that had been the case until now. An underground movement rebelling against this monopoly will go to any lengths to undermine the Sirrupa domination of the market. The Sirrupa Family also influence power within the Police, Government and food retail, making any disruption to the market nigh impossible.
One man is about to change all this. Known as the Lichfield Ice Cream King to his underground followers, Spencer to his friends, he has been planting the seeds of a confectionary revolution for several years. This Christmas, he plans to take the Family down once and for all. No longer will the public be forced to pay over the odds for their custard creams and bonbons, their eclairs and Pain au chocolat.
A sweet revolution is coming.

So there you have it. A fun novel in the style of Jasper Fforde, Robert Rankin, Terry Pratchett, those awesome guys. 

Normally I'm what they call a "Pantser" or more accurately a "Trouserer" (I'm British). Which has worked okay for my previous novel and other manuscripts I've worked on, but this time I think I need to do a bit of planning.

Okay, so that just used up 380-ish words, so if I can write at least 4 times this much each day, we're golden!

I've also got someone working on a book cover that I'll share when it's ready. This will be for the competition, but there's enough love for it, who knows where it will end.

Best of luck to all NaNoWriMo'ers this year!!!