Somehow, I’ve signed up for my second Camp NaNoWriMo for this year. And of course, I discovered I lost the ‘winner’ banner I got for the April’s Camp (must have saved it somewhere though). No matter! I didn’t feel like I deserved that particular banner anyhow, because, at some point, I just gave up on my original story idea and surrendered to the more powerful call of my Medea story. Well, this time, I’m going to try and follow through and actually finish something.
The good thing is, I won’t have any courses to deal with then, so I can focus exclusively on my writing. Well, I actually have one course – a teeny tiny Japanese philosophy course on Futurelearn- which I signed up for in January or February I think, but it doesn’t seem like a pile of work (unlike, say, my current courses). Not to say I can’t leave it if it gets too much but I get annoyed when I have to drop things. Also, who knows, it might inform some elements of the story!
So… I’ve decided I’m going to finish my Medea story. I have a basic idea of where I want it to go, I just need to write it down and figure out how to connect the scenes/events I have in mind between them. I’ve listed it as a fantasy novel (but I doubt it’ll end up that long!) and titled it ‘The depths’. I borrowed part of the title from Maxim Gorki’s play, The lower depths, which I’ve not read yet – I probably should get round to it before I start the July camp. Also, dabbling in mythology is considered fantasy, right? 😛 We’ll see what happens… In any case, I already owe a great deal to Rachel, Rosie and Pola (and well… everybody!) for their helpful comments!
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