Saturday, May 24, 2014
My most recent literary endeavours
I took part in that NaNoWriMo thing last November, having a crack at writing a novel over the length of the month. I made it up as I went along but gave it a kind of structure by largely having the characters follow the route I took in September when I travelled to and around Greece. That meant that I could incorporate some local colour and add into the narrative things I saw or that happened to me (as well as things I just made up, obviously).
If you have ever wondered what a novel made up as it was written quickly would be like, you can see chapter 1 here. There is a link from that on to chapter 2 and so on, and links to all of the chapters below. I will not leave them up on my writing blog website indefinitely, so if you think you will want to read them, do so while you can.
I would like to devote myself more seriously to literary endeavours, but I fear that my Important Project will be consuming my free time for the foreseeable future.
Chapter 1 - The Alps. From a Train.
Chapter 2 - Playing Games
Chapter 3 - Milanese Dreams
Chapter 4 - New Friends
Chapter 5 - Divine Intervention
Chapter 6 - Strangers on a Train
Chapter 7 - Friend or Foe?
Chapter 8 - Temptation
Chapter 9 - Continuing Journey
Chapter 10 - Choices
Chapter 11 - Endings and Beginnings
Chapter 12 - Getting to Know You
Chapter 13 - Into Danger
Chapter 14 - Embracing the Evening
Chapter 15 - Et in Argolis Ego
Chapter 16 - Crystallisation
Chapter 17 - On the Road
Chapter 18 - Preparation
Chapter 19 - The Eve of Destruction
Chapter 20 - Strange Journey
Chapter 21 - Not Long Left
Chapter 22 - It Is Time
Chapter 23 - In Conclusion