Nanowrimo began on Sunday, and I was out of the gate with more than 2000 words before I went to bed at 2am on November 1. By the end of the day on November 1, I had almost 4,000 words in. As of this writing, I’m sitting at 5,465 words and counting–already above where I need to be for today (I would need to be 5,000 words in to be on par for the day — I will probably push for at least 7,000 before I sleep tonight).
My project is, of course, the project I’ve been doing the world-building for which I’ve posted here. The Last Colony tells the story of humanity in its twilight, with the potential for a dawn. The synopsis as posted to the Nanowrimo site is as follows:
Old Earth is dead.
A hundred light years away, New Earth is dying, murded by human hands.
Thousands of years after the human diaspora, another homeworld is dying the same death, promising that history does, in fact, repeat itself, and no one cares.
The Rose Foundation and the Psychean Guard have a plan. The world of E557 is their last hope to save all that is right and good in humanity. Sustainable energy. Virgin soil. Some of the best and brightest minds in a generation.
But the conglomerates of New Earth want what E557 has to offer, and damn the consequences–after all, it’s just another world. There’s always more where that came from.
War is coming to E557–the Oracle has fortold this. It is a fight humanity cannot afford to lose.
But can the galaxy afford for humanity to win?
The excerpt I have posted is actually the prologue to the story and takes place eleven years before the story’s start. My friend Mike is already hooked. Jen hasn’t seen the story yet (I should probably send her the first nine pages). One of my WoW buddies has it in his hot little hands, too, but I went to bed before I could see what he thought of it.
In addition to this wonderfully magical noveling experience, I’ve also started a few specks of new fiction. One is nowhere near complete (it’s in the beginning stages) but it’s an explanation as to why Quin’lisse Adama missed the wedding of one of her best friends. When it’s done, hopefully it’ll knock a few socks off. The other is a serial for the RoA and Sentinels Realm Forum entitled “The Devil is in the Details.” The frst few posts of it are below the cut line.