Remembering NaNoWriMo projects of the past. Part 4

NaNoWriMo is a month-long creative writing challenge that takes place every November.

As I mentioned, I’m busy writing this year’s NaNoWriMo project, I Remember Everything.

As I won’t have time to write posts, I’ve put together this series of retrospectives from my past NaNo challenges in advance, so that I can have a clear run at the novel in November.

This week I’m featuring NaNo’s projects, from 2021 and this year.

In 2021, I was back to Sci-fi but with a twist. We Are Saul is set mainly on Earth, in a time not too far removed from now, where medicine and science have collaborated to produce miracles. The central issue in the novel is over the use and control of these advances, as well as their effect on those involved. And what it means for humanity.

When Saul is paralysed in an accident, he thinks it’s the end of his life. In fact, it’s just the beginning.

While trying to come to terms with his injuries, the mysterious Dr Tendral offers him a way to make a difference. All he has to do is join his project. There are no other details until he agrees, he’s either in or out.
What choice does he have?

Agreeing is just the beginning. Saul undergoes drastic surgery, only then is the full depth of the project revealed.
Or is it?
As time goes on and he learns more about Tendral’s scheme, Saul’s new life becomes increasingly difficult.
In the end, he has to abandon everything as he learns the truth.

All second chances come with a price.

Here’s a review,

This brings us neatly up to date and to this year’s novel.

I Remember Everything is a paranormal story, about the persistence of the soul and the need for karma to work itself out. At the time of posting, I have completed well over fifty-thousand words, the first draft is nearing completion.

What I have written will now need knocking into some sort of shape, to produce a beta version for my advance reader team.

To start this process, the draft is expected by my editor at the beginning of December. This means that I need to get my skates on; if I want to get it ready for her and her red pen.

A psychological thriller.

It’s the big question. Where do we go, when it’s all over?
What happens to our unfinished business?
At 20:08, Detective Ian Gisbon is murdered.
At the same instant as he dies, on the other side of the country, Suzan Halford is born.
Nobody could have guessed that locked in her head is the key to unmasking Ian’s killer.

All Suzan has to do is grow up and remember it.

Before she’s aware of her knowledge, a chance discovery sets an unstoppable chain of events in motion, and Suzan’s life spirals out of control.

What’s happening is impossible, it’s destroying her family. And driving her crazy.

There’s only one person she can turn to, the only one who can help. But they’ve been gone for years. Finding them will mean that justice can finally be done.

I hope you enjoy this trip down memory lane. If you’ve read We Are Saul, please let me know what you thought of it.

Next week, I’ll be back to posting new content, as long as I’ve managed to get the manuscript off to my editor. At the moment, I’m planning to review a book of poetry.

If you missed the first part of the series, find it here.

The second part is here

The third part is here

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