So it’s National Novel Writing Month and I’m already behind, I have about 6500 words to catch up on already! But hopefully if I just do 2000 words a day I should be able to make that up soon enough! It’s slow going and a bit ploddy but a very exciting challenge!
Let us set the scene like a play. The tale opens up onto the only stage there will ever need to be for the beginning of a tale, a small group huddled around a fireplace. It’s a small and sparsely furnished space, a bookshelf, a few battered and ancient chairs. One of these chairs is placed near to the fire and in it is an elderly lady. Around her feet are some smallish shadows. Children? You might assume. There, the scene is set. Let us let it unfold.
So here we go! The start of 50,000 words of fiction.