I’ve decided on my project for NaNoWriMo 2021

It’s that time of year again.

Around this time of year, I decide which of my works-in-progress will become my NaNoWriMo challenge for the year. This year, as I already said, I had a shortlist of three possibles,

I Remember Everything – a present-day psychological thriller.

We are Saul – Sci-fi dystopian romance.

My Sister Alex – A classic Sci-fi conspiracy chase

I’ve spent the last couple of weeks jotting down notes and trying to work out which one has the most potential for me to get 50000 words written in a month.

To do that, I like to think of a possible cover design. I find that putting a part of the story as I see it into a picture helps me to crystalise my thoughts.

I tried to create a suitable cover for My Sister Alex and I Remember Everything but found it hard to get a single image that I was happy with.

On the other hand, We are Saul was easy. After five minutes work with Pixabay and Canva, I produced this cover. I found the perfect background image straight away, all it took was a little modification and the addition of a silhouette and the title.

It was exactly what I wanted to convey and the way it fell into place has convinced me that I’ve found my project.

We are Saul will be my NaNoWriMo novel this year.

Writing the blurb, deciding where the story will go and what I want to tease the reader with has also concentrated my mind.

Here’s the latest version,

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 nature of the project revealed. Saul has the chance of a new start.

Naturally, there’s a catch. As time goes on and he learns the true nature of Tendral’s project, Saul’s choices become more and more difficult.

Until he’s forced to leave everything behind.

Now I have November sorted, I can prepare all the posts for my website, to leave me clear to get on and write. As usual, I’ll be showcasing my NaNo novels of the past, as well as sharing some background information about this year’s project.

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