I am beginning the NaNoWriMo preparation process. One thing I try to do with my writing is find something unique, or at the very least not as common as other literary works.
The NaNoWriMo website is nice enough to post a ‘Most Popular’ section based on word count submission. The top 10 regions by word count submission are:
My region is hiding somewhere in the 200-300 ranks. And the most popular genres are:
I feel a little better that my designated genre of Historical Fiction is low on the list, so there is a greater chance my work will stand out as something original and (hopefully) enjoyable to read. Yes, my story will involve some fantasy aspects, but it will be a plot device used to add to the world of mid-1200’s Persia.
I have had a quick rethink on the story title. Which do you prefer the sound of :
1) ‘Abaqa and The Tree of Hormazd’; or
2) ‘Abaqa and The Sacred Cypress’?
Things are looking promising for the moment.
Now, off to prepare one young’un for a stay at Grandma’s, medicate and feed the other, quickly vacuum the house, fit in some Tax study, and get the remaining young’un fired up for his golf lesson this afternoon.
– Sa –
Hope you are having (or are about to have) an enjoyable weekend =)