Hugh Howey
Hugh Howey

Bestselling author of Wool and other books. Currently sailing around the world.

On the eve of NaNoWriMo

We’re a measly three days from the termination of October and the dawn of another National Novel Writing Month. I guess it’s time to start narrowing down which book I’m going to write. There’s INVARIABLE, the story of a young girl raised like a lab rat by a cold, calculating father who was kicked out of the psychology profession for questionable ethics in research. There’s AFTER EVER AFTER, a satirical fantasy novel that picks up where most stories in the genre leave off (to hilarious effect). There’s HURRICANE, the story of a young high schooler trying to sort himself out amid the buzz and cacophony of this new digital/social-media age (a Catcher in the Rye with texting, perhaps). And finally, there’s HUBRIS, my sailing memoirs (working title).

Right now, I have two votes for HURRICANE and one for AFTER EVER AFTER. On a day when I should be plotting and outlining, I find myself vacillating instead. Oh, the joys of NaNoWriMo and crunchtime! If you think Halloween is scary for non-writers … give this a try!

2 replies to “On the eve of NaNoWriMo”

Argh! I’m already 2,000 words into Hurricane. I think After Ever After might be too good a book to cram into this month. Maybe I’ll get started on it in December and set the rough draft of Hurricane aside to play with next year. Have you started on your book?

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