Just a quick update, I went over ten thousand words today in my NaNo draft. That means I’ve got a daily average of over two thousand words, which means I’m track to complete the challenge.
It’s exciting, I had a few ideas rattling around but nothing really inspiring. Then, on November first, sitting down in front of a blank screen, I had a quirky idea. I consciously decided that I didn’t want to do anything too deep or serious, I wanted something almost cheesy that I could have fun blasting out in a month. Rather than going with something I wanted to get just right, or was too emotionally invested, I just wanted something entertaining to write (and hopefully to read).
Here’s the synopsis from the NaNo site:
A small town sheriff is faced with two sets of strange murders. One seems like the work of a big, deranged animal, the others almost seem like professional hits. The strangest part is that the bullets being pulled out of one set of bodies have been coated with silver. Any other sheriff might not have any idea what was going on but for this one, he knows all too well, he’s been a werewolf for over three years. He’s a good man, a good cop, but once a month he turns into a feral beast. Assisted by his trusty deputies, the sheriff needs to get a handle on these murders and put a stop to them fast, anyone could be next and it’s only a few more weeks until the next full moon.
When I started writing it, it was going to be a kind of campy comedy piece, totally different than the other projects I’ve been working on, but the more I write the more serious it’s getting. It’s still fun and pretty light-hearted but it’s rapidly turning into a thriller/mystery, which kind of surprised me. It actually has some meat going for it, I’m getting excited.
Ten thousand words down, only forty thousand left to go!