I’m freaking nuts

Well, I’m going to do it.

No really.

I’m going to participate in National Novel Writing Month.

No, seriously. I’ve got to write something creative before I go nuts. My daily Twaiku’s are not scratching the itch sufficiently.

My word count goal is going to be fewer (not less? should I say less here) than the official number of 50,000. I’m shooting for 35,000.

I am torn between writing a suspenseful, scary story and writing a story I’ve been mulling over as I read the Book of Mormon. Have you ever noticed how much dramatic potential is in that book? Yes, it’s scripture and has saved my life numerous times, but by golly it’s rich dramatic material.

I’ve also been wondering if I ought to write a romance– just as a test. No, really, a test of whether I can do it and make it good and not just blech. I need to practice with writing emotion and getting deeply into the emotion so that my readers can identify with my characters.

Any ideas?

About jaredgarrett

Jared Garrett is the author of Beat, a YA scifi thriller, and its forthcoming sequel, both published by Future House Publishing. A new series, debuting in January 2016 and also published by Future House, kicks off with Lakhoni, a fast-paced rescue adventure in a world reminiscent of Aztec culture, to be released in January 2016. He self-published Beyond the Cabin, a novelization of his childhood in a cult, in December 2014. Both Beat and Beyond the Cabin were Whitney Award nominees, and his story Song of the Wind, received honorable mention in the Writers of the Future contest. In addition to writing, he's spent fifteen years in adult education and is an accomplished public speaker and workshop leader.
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