As I gear up for NaNoWriMo with the rest of the UT Writer’s Guild, I’m wrapping up a few of my long-term projects before November. Most of them will start over again in December.
- I’ve decided to work on a new, as-of-now untitled screenplay project. All I can really tell you is that it’s related to The TECH Project and my first attempt at Script Frenzy in 2009. And that it’ll be much better than both of those things.
- This month, I’ve been making some excellent progress on my novel The Final Experiment, which is a direct sequel to The TECH Project and takes place one year after TTP’s conclusion. I’m more than three-fourths of the way finished transcribing the novel, but I also have to write two full scenes – including an intense battle scene – and there’s a lot of editing to do before I can do anything else with the manuscript.
- I’m also working on Knitting, a prompt for my Screenwriting class that’s growing into a slightly larger story. It may go on to do bigger and better things, but for now it’s a 10-minute short film.
And now on to NaNoWriMo! Here’s what you can look forward to as I update with fair regularity about my progress:
Augustine is a little old-fashioned. His whole apartment is decorated in neo-Victorian style – but he’s felt for some time now that something’s missing. He finds that missing element in a back-alley antique store: an ornate brass-framed mirror, faintly scratched. Thrilled with his find, Augustine hauls it home only to find himself sucked inside – into a strange, almost Victorian world filled with oil-driven and steam-powered machines.
That’s just a brief summary – I have much more outlined!
You can also see in my current sidebar a NaNoWriMo widget. I’ll keep my word count updated there, too, so you can check my progress as I make it. I plan to win NaNo for the first time this year!