The story continues to ferment. Thematic elements to be included:
3. Western-type setting
Looking at my calendar, it seems that November 1st falls on a Saturday. Now, the NaNoWriMo rules state that the length of the novel is at least 50,000 words, which some would call a novella (though wiki lists the upper end of a novella as 40,000). But it seems to be that 50K words is between 200-250 printed pages, so while my initial thought was to make it longer, that range is just about perfect for what I have in mind. Though, honestly, the way I’m thinking about it, it could turn out to be quite a sprawl.
Anyway, my target will be about 10 pages a day (2-2.5K words) which works out to anywhere from 60-75K through November 30th. That’s pretty fast.
What I’m having the most trouble with at the moment is deciding on a character name. Everything I’ve come up with sounds either lame or parodic.
And I am going to try to be earnest, here. I’d rather go out Ed Wood than Joe Esterhaz.