Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Day 1: A Twist on NaNoWriMo

The Alarm Bell rings. The Forums and Subreddits are buzzing with activity. Thousands of budding Writers have realised: Today is the first Day of NaNoWriMo.

Yes Ladies and Gentlemen, it's back! And this time, it's personal

Every year, Every Year, Every Year, I always fall victim to the same flaw: I. Get. Bored. You see, NaNoWriMo requires that you write a certain amount of words every day for the entire month, with the theory being that if you do so you will inevitably end up with a novel.

I have a different problem. To quote the Honorable Poet James Dickey:

"I don't understand how a writer could get 'writer's block' so-called. My problem is having too much and being unable to get it down."

- Sourced from Poet Laureate II - Canibus (seriously, listen to this shit).

Every time I try and write a novel I think of a thousand ideas I'd much rather be writing at that point in time and because of that I never get anything done. I have about fifty different story plans spread across my notebooks, USB sticks, hard-drives, and in my Google Documents, none of which are bad, but all of which I left unfinished.

This year, I'm going to finish them.

I've grouped thirty of my best story ideas into different collections:

  1. See No Evil
  2. Hear No Evil
  3. Speak No Evil
Every story is thematically linked to the title of its collection. Every day I will write one story and upload it for your reading pleasure. If you're interested, and you enjoy my work, feel free to share this blog on social media. Together we'll tell one hell of a tale. 

Sincerely Yours, 

Duma Segwagwe.

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