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06 November 2005 @ 05:24 pm
Can't sleep novel will eat me  
So I finally got curious about this NaNoWriMo thing that a bunch of my friends have been talking about...and when I found out what it was, I just had to sign up. I've had an idea for a Silent Hill-inspired story bumping around in my head for a while. Person driving a well-known route through a rural area in the wee hours of the morn gets stopped for some reason (their car dies, they fall asleep, who knows). And then for some reason they have to get out of the car and freaky shit ensues. I could never figure out the part beyond where they stop the car. I couldn't even think of a reason to make them get out. But if I'm challenged to write a 50,000 word novel by the end of the month, I just may be able to figure something out. Even if I don't meet the word count goal, and even if it's crappy and dumb and not scary at all, it may give me ideas to make a better story later.

So...here goes nothing. 170 words so far but at least I'm nowhere near the part where I got stuck when I last tried to write this story. And, a few days ago, I randomly thought of a GREAT motivation to get them out of the car. Tee hee. Let's see what I can do.

(Intermission. Insert dancing hot dogs here.)

It's 6:43 p.m. and my word count is now 1130. And the story is nowhere near as crap as I feared it would be. I managed to make myself uneasy to the point at which some random noise outside made me jump, and part of that is because freaky shit has begun to ensue and I don't even know what is causing it. This rules.
Current Mood: creativecreative
Current Music: Nothing because the stupid file server croaked
yuda on November 7th, 2005 12:48 am (UTC)
When you're done, if you're willing to have other people read it, I'd love to give it a look-over. As you may recall, I'm a big Silent Hill fan -- anything in that vein should be fun. ;)
The Heavy Metal Matador: South Park - Happyrydain on November 7th, 2005 01:53 am (UTC)
Thanks! It's going to be way too big to post in a LJ entry and I may not want to put a first draft up on my site where anyone can find it out of context, so I'll most likely offer to send the unedited finished product to anyone who wants to see it. I can't promise that it's going to be particularly good or scary, but it should be a reasonably interesting read, so I think you'd get a kick out of it. ^_^