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50k words, here I come!

A NaNoWriMo Journal

19 February
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This is dawnsama's NaNoWriMo 2007 writing LJ.

I'm posting my NaNoWriMo novel here. Be warned-- it won't be edited and is very, very rough. I don't even know what's going to happen next. But then, that's the point of NaNoWriMo, isn't it?

About the novel:
Title: Draconian Visit (Subject to change, many times)
Genre: Fantasy, but not in the Harry Potter, Tamora Pierce sort of way. Think: twisted reality, magical qualities that don't take over the plotline, and generally absurd things that would, of course, never happen in real life
Inspirations: The initial ideas for this project came to me while I was tiredly attempting to finish the last hundred pages of Vladimir Nabokov's Invitation to a Beheading within an hour, around 2:00a.m. Much of the rambling dialog and political absurdity is probably me subconsciously channeling Nabokov (badly). If you've ever read Invitation, you might know where I'm coming from when certain parts of the novel are written. Then again, you might not. This is not to say that I'm copying Nabokov's plot, because my plot is extremely different from Invitation. Rather, I was inspired by its absurd and confusing atmosphere. Whether or not this comes across in my writing is another matter.

In place of a summary, GENERAL THINGS TO WATCH OUT FOR: an ambivalent heroine, odd situations, unrealistic, rambling, and snarky conversations, a hippie monarchy, Prince Charming who isn't really that charming, come to think of it, sarcastic dragons, political groups with no purpose, and general absurdity

By the way, I'll be using this LJ to keep up with other NaNoWriMo LJs, so please friend me with your NaNo LJs!

NOTE THIS: Feedback and critique are welcome, but be aware that I probably won't be doing anything with concrit. That is to say, if you tell me, "In chapter X, your character C is eating chocolate, when in a prior chapter, you specifically said that character C hated chocolate, and also, there's a big plot hole here, here, and here," I'm not going to go back and change things. This is not because I can't take concrit. It is because the goal is quantity, not quality, and I don't have time to go back and fix errors. As they say, writing is for November, editing is for December.
absurdity, dialog, dragons, fiction, gorgons, magic, prince non-charming, rambling, randomosity, royal monarchy, writing