Tomorrow begins the ever stressful but ultimately rewarding task of writing an entire novel in a single month. This year I’ll be writing a story that’s been on the back of my mind since December of last year. It’s called “Five Stages”. The summary will be written up tomorrow but I have a feeling that folks will like it. Maybe. We’ll see, it’s been a long time since I’ve had the energy to write and I’m hoping I can manage NaNoWriMo this year.
I’ll have a few days where I’ll be away from PCs for the entire day so this’ll be tougher than last year. However I think I can manage it. I’ll be trying out the snowflake method of story writing this year. Starting with the beginning and the ending as singular lines of text, then adding in a middle between those, then adding in middles between those, and so on and so forth until the story is complete.
Which is actually >not< how you do the snowflake style of writing but because of the nature of this story this modified writing style will probably do better. If this works out and I find myself "back in the groove" I'll see about releasing other stories following it but I won't get my hopes up early. For now we'll just take it one step at a time. I might also have some reviews this month. The shorthand of Bayonetta 1 and 2 is that they might easily be some of my favorite games of all time at this point. Top 25-50 at least. Which sounds like pretty far on a list but I could make a very long list of games at this point in my life. She's probably one of my favorite game characters and really hearkens back to the 80's action flicks of my childhood. It might not be for everyone but I love it.