Tuesday, October 13, 2009

The hour draws nearer...

For this year's NaNoWriMo, I am going to attempt an entirely different type of novel. I have never written one from multiple viewpoints, but this year I am going to attempt to write the story using five or six different narrators. It will be a challenge, to be sure, but one that I think will be very rewarding.

The working title is Tales of an Apartment Complex, though I expect that to change a hundred thousand times even before November 1. I may not use an apartment complex as the setting, but that is where the idea originated, so I will stick to it for now. I have a very odd downstairs neighbor.

You may recall my first NaNoWriMo attempt: How To Survive Renting Your First Apartment, about the horrors of the Rat Trap I lived in right after graduation. This novel will most likely revisit some of the environmental issues, but I want to delve more into strange people. I don't want to say it is a conspiracy theory novel. It is more of an investigation of "coincidence."

Obviously, I have a very clear picture of where I am going with this.

I may be posting character bios as we approach November...

1 comment:

lola said...

What what what! This is new info, my dear, and I'm intrigued for sure.

I once tried to write a multiple viewpoint story called "Seven Windows" about seven people remembering a tragic event at different periods of time since that event. Well I planned it but never actually wrote it, but it was fun indeed.