NaNoWriMo is approaching
I registered about 3 years ago for NaNo, I didn’t do anything with it at the time. I just couldn’t find any inspiration for a novel, let alone write a 50k + word one in a month, the way my life was going at the time. Well this year, I’ll be participating. Why not? The worst that could happen is, I could bang out a 50k word filled pile of poo. Heck worse stuff got published. (Looking at you Twilight and 50Shades) So, maybe a new Sci-Fi author is on the horizon? I don’t know.
Anyway I have a rough outline, plot, environment and races going on. I’m just trying to figure out the specifics. Names, a dating system, and well conditions that make my ideas plausible without looking like Deus Ex Machina.
This is a random blog after all so not all my rants are about NCsoft and the closure of City of Heroes. I’m still running that 24hr game marathon on the 20th for the IWK Grace (Points to sidebar link) with Team City of Heroes and Extra Life for Kids.
I was going to write a fanfiction novel for my NaNo project using my City of Heroes/Villains characters, but, I’m hoping that maybe I’ll get published (or even self publish) if the final project is good enough, so that was out. I really don’t want to tread on any copyright toes, IP toes or whatever, and I have no idea about the legalities of even THINKING about getting permission to do that. I know, NaNo lets you write fanfiction for the contest. I figure why not come up with a new idea? Something original and not really seen in Sci-Fi/Fantasy?
So off I go to figure out the name for my winged race. Winglie is taken by Legend of the Dragoon so that one is out..and Avillian is possibly taken/copyrighted by NCsoft just by the grace it came out of Matt Miller’s noggin while he was working for them. So Imma go and put on my thinking cap….if any of my blog readers can come up with an idea for a name that would rock.