I’ve been considering the fact that NaNoWriMo will be pretty much impossible for me this year. I’m starting a new job in November that is full time, and then the last two weeks we are going back to Colorado for a visit. I don’t think I will have much time to write around those two things. So I decided to write in October instead.
On October 2nd I started a novel that has been rolling around in my head for a while. I didn’t want to touch it and just let it flutter in the back of my mind until it was solid and I knew it wouldn’t run away. It’s a singularity novel. What would the world be like in the future if something technological or biological radically changed our lifestyles? Think of iRobot or Minority Report the movies. I still have to read Isaac Asimov’s robot stories, but I’ve seen the movie.
In my future world it is a biological change. There are other science fictiony things like self-cleaning streets and machines like instant coffee for groceries, but the world revolves around the change in people because of this new medical technology.
This is the first idea I’ve had that originated around the world and not around a character. All of my writing before has been character based. This novel isn’t an exception, it’s just that the idea formed differently for me. Which I think means the story will be different than anything I’ve done before. The story itself is still character based, but the world is more developed than said characters at this point.
You can watch my progress this month on the bar to the right. I’m at 5% right now, lol. I don’t know if I’ll finish in a month. But I will certainly be pushing myself to do so.