Started NaNoWriMo tonight. I’ve never done the whole “start at midnight on 11/1” thing before. Went to the IHOP, met with the other novelists, totally had a great time. Especially nice seeing a couple of (hot) friends from the old days who apparently didn’t turn on me, and in fact were very happy to see me NaNo’ing again. Being liked is so much better than being loathed. Hooray, social!
The novel I’ve started (500 words so far, and yes, I ended on a complete sentence) is … well, I’m writing another NaNo novel where the main characters are participating in NaNoWriMo. But… They say “write what you know” and I’ve been doing NaNo since 2002; I know this. Plus, it’s a great story. or, I think it is, based on hearing myself tell it over and over again in the last few years. I’d thought it would make a good graphic novel (it still might), but I’m going to try to write it as a “regular” novel for now. I’ve been putting it off, but it seems totally appropriate to write a NaNo novel as my NaNo novel. —On the other hand, many central elements are inspired by real life events (but highly fictionalized and in some cases people and events are combined to enhance the storyline, based on my rough outlines), and there’s the possibility that it will be too emotionally difficult to write at this time, on account of I’ll inevitably be rememberizing the actual events that it’s inspired by… and if that’s the case, I have plenty of other books to write. Worst-case, I grab my partially written Sin Eater story I didn’t finish last year, and try to finish it this year.
Okay. Sleep. Have to get up tomorrow and go to another write-in.