Well, it’s that time of year again. At midnight tonight, Nanowrimo begins. In the last couple of years, this meant I posted less about comics and would write a couple posts talking about Nanowrimo itself. I’m still going to post a few times about my Nanowrimo progress, but I’m going to try and write three comic reviews a week as well. After all, next month a whole bunch of new Marvel titles are releasing, not to mention there’s the final issue of Witchblade and Secret Wars 7. No promises though – I don’t want to burn myself out completely. I’ve also written a couple of special blog posts in advance for this month: a Witchblade special and a look back at X-23’s comic history to celebrate All-New Wolverine.
Just like last year, I’m planning two novels since I’m most likely going to finish the first one before long. My first Nanowrimo novel will be book 9 in the main series I’m writing. The only thing I’m willing to say about the plot is that, for the entire series so far, vampires, werewolves and other creatures have remained hidden from humanity. In this book, they’re revealed to the entire world through an internet stream and a live broadcast in a news studio a lone vampire and werewolf took over by force. With the rise of technology, there’s only so long they could remain hidden. If I say anything else about the plot, and there’s a lot more to it, then I’ll spoil pretty much the entire series up to that point. It’s the most political book in my series so far and I’m so looking forward to it.
I’m not actually sure yet what the second book I’ll write this month is. It’s between a remake of something I wrote in my last year of high school and a retail comedy. The remake is a thriller about an ex-assassin who’s trying to redeem himself, but he thinks he’s only really good at one thing – killing. So he decides to kill a particularly dangerous assassin the cops are after. The retail comedy will take place in a universe where there aren’t any real consequences for workers giving sarcastic answers to dumb questions. There’s more to it, but I’m hoping that whenever it’s ready for release, it will resonate with a lot of retail workers on some level. It’ll also be therapeutic for me, seeing how I’ve worked retail for 10 years now. As of this moment I’m leaning toward the retail comedy but that could very well change in the middle of writing Blood Rage 9.
Anyway, that’s my big update post. For anyone else planning to participate in Nanowrimo, good luck with your book(s). To my regular comic fan readers, I’m not going away because of Nanowrimo, even if I don’t post as much about comics as usual. Consider this a potential month off from my regular routine, and every now and then we all need a break.