It’s that time of the year and my collaborator, M. D. Benoit, is doing National Novel Writing Month. To succeed, she must write a 50,000 word novel in one month. So what? I told her. Okay, she says. Think about writing a 200 page novel in one month. And think that less than 10% finish in that month. Ha.
Last year she finished, and went on to complete the novel. Of course, it was easy for her since she used one of my case files, the one where I get stuck with a child. At least I thought it was a child.
This year I told her “you’re on your own, kid” so she’s writing some kind of space western that involves land-grab, murder, and a genetically enhanced kid. Where did she get that, I ask you?
Anyway, just to show I’m a nice guy, I said I’d post her progress on my blog, and maybe an excerpt or two. I don’t have much time, since I’m hard at work solving a crime, but hey, anything to help a poor writer.