NaNoWriMo 2017: Day One

Hey there. It’s a Wednesday, and it’s also the first day of that crazy challenge to write a novel in a month. Well, Ness Nocturne is off to a good start with 1,230 words. Not bad considering I’m knackered from full-time work and daddy duties.

Initially. I had this grand scheme to follow up on a contemporary Lovecraftian concept, and then after being subjected to My Little Pony: The Movie, I was inspired to write a kids story with a dark twist. But, of course, my natural writing style defaults to SF so that’s where this year’s experiment is headed.

The antique myki machine behind the bar was the colour of fish, floundering in acid.

The opening line from the current draft of Ness Nocturne pays homage to a classic slice of literature. Can you guess which story I blatantly ripped off?





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