Desert Of Zin

The occasional blog of Alistair Bain – Writer, Husband, Father and Chief Techno-Arcanologist at the Institute of Giant Robots, Spaceships and Wizards. None of these positions pay well.

NaNoWriMo 2013 – What madness is this?

I was going to post about something else today but that can wait. I have very alarming news.

This year I’m going to do NaNoWriMo again.

That’s right, like a fool I’m going to fire up the 50,000-words-in-a-month-a-tron and dislocate my sanity in the process.

And the name of this epic? Mechasnake!

Now, I feel compelled to explain something here. The last, and only, time I successfully completed NaNoWriMo was 2008 with the pulp sci-fi masterpiece Planet Of Snakes. Since then there’s been a running joke among some of my writer friends that any of my ideas are dramatically improved with the addition of giant snakes.

After yesterday’s post, a friend, The Real Big Al, commented and invoked the name Mechasnake! (don’t you just love the way that sounds with the exclamation point?) just as I was musing on whether I’ll involve myself in that annual writing marathon. Unfortunately (for everyone) the idea is stuck in my head.

Looks like I’ll just have to do it. (sigh) Life is so hard sometimes.  ;)

September 21, 2013 at 5:56 pm | Writing | Tags: , , , | No comment