Here it is six in the morning and I’m up blogging. Truth is I just could not sleep anymore. Yesterday, while handing out candy during trick-or-treat I signed up for NaNo, National Novel Writing Month. I woke up early because I wanted to gather some clue as to what I would write. Last night when I joined I really thought I wanted to write a comedy. Yet, as I thought about plot the only thing that came to my mind was a thriller. Before this month, I had never written a thriller. I always wrote romance and I finished a coming of age novel.
Writing my first thriller short story was a very eye-opening experience for me. I found that I actually had located uncharted creativity. As people and writers we tend to stay in our comfort zones. The moment I had to plot out my thriller I was definitely outside my comfort zone. Though being out of my comfort zone made me put together a very impressive short story, or so I believed. I entered it into a writing contest for Writer’s Digest.
Well, time is crucial so I best go and work on my character sketches. Before long I will have to submit my first 2,000 words of my new thriller for NaNo.