In an attempt to save precious words, this post will contain fewer of them than normal.
Today marked the start of my first NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month). It’s been a goal of mine to finish something of substantial length, and this event will be my motivation and excuse to write until I lose conciousness.
The ultimate goal is to write 50,000 words (or more!) by November 30th.
I wrote 2801 words today (so far).
I’ve got a complete plot outline, character bios, and more notes than I know what to do with. I’m far more prepared for this than I usually am for anything else in my life.
My story is science fiction. The plot synopsis, short and sweet, is: “In a near-future world where the universal language translator is a reality, a group of displaced linguists attempt to discover a sinister truth about the device that the world has come to rely on.”
I’ll leave the rest to your imagination. Or mine. Yea, the latter. I think that’s how it’s supposed to work.
P.S. I know my synopsis ends with a preposition. Go read something else if that is the sort of language up with which you cannot put.