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30-Day Novelists Unite!

Anybody doing National Novel Writing Month this year? I didn't think I would, but yesterday an idea came to me, thanks in small part to a dream I had the other night, and now I think I'll have to turn it into a poorly-written science fiction novella. I've started NaNoWriMo for the last three times and have yet to make it past about 2500 words. I'm not sure why I think I can make it all the way this time around, but I always have fun attempting it. 

There's a dust-jacket-worthy summary under the cut, if you're into that sort of thing.


In 2012, extraterrestrial life forms made contact with Earth. They came in the form of the Gyre, glowing spherical beings that communicate telepathically with chosen humans known as the Merged. Through their human partners, the Gyre give humanity guidance and directions for improving their existence.

Three years later, in 2015, a crew of astronauts--including Kara Brooks and Thomas Daemon, two Merged--are sent by the Gyre on a mission to retrieve several deactivated satellites. All goes according to plan until Daemon is murdered. As suspicions threaten to destroy the crew, Brooks tries to expose Daemon's killer without losing her own life in the process. Little does she know that the motives of the Gyre and their plans for humanity will be the very secret that untangles this drama twenty-two thousand miles above the Earth.
If you're participating, post your novel ideas or lack thereof! We should have some kind of periodic excerpt-posting program for the month of November, too. Who's with me?


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Oct. 8th, 2008 02:18 am (UTC)
I'm doing NaNo this year~ :3 My novel info is on my profile on the site: http://www.nanowrimo.org/eng/user/304693
Oct. 13th, 2008 03:51 pm (UTC)
This is going to be my third year doing Nano. I'm so excited.
Oct. 14th, 2008 05:01 pm (UTC)
I think I would definitely read your novel from what I read. I still don't think I've dipped my foot in sci-fi books well enough. Yours sounds very interesting.

Anyway, I agree with you on the periodic excerpt-posting. I'll start an entry or something so more people can see it. We need more activity here!
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