After much and careful consideration (i.e.: adding a number to each of the stories and then using a random number generator to pick one of them) the decision has been made on the story I will focus on during my very first NaNoWriMo! The fates have chosen that it is going to be: the re-imagining of Inferno!
It’s one of the more recently started stories and probably the one that has been in the planning phase the most, but as it’s probably among the highest on the list of stories I feel need to tell, I’m actually quite fine with this result. As I wrote a while ago during my announcement that I was going to write it, this version of what was originally a more fantastical and adventurous tale is much more socially and politically loaded, also touching on certain heated issues that have both been playing for a long time and have come more recently come into the spotlight again.
In, very, short it will be a story of a people on a small isolated piece of land, seeking to fight an uphill battle to end their long-time oppression. Many of the original elements, including (largely) the setting and the characters, but also some of the themes, will still be there, but all will be repackaged to fit this new version of the story.
The upcoming week, next to attempting to write the usual weekly posts and fulfilling my responsibilities not (directly) related to writing, will be dedicated to fleshing out and setting up the characters, plot, setting and script in preparation for the actual writing process. I have one week to do it all, which is going to be a challenge, but I have set myself upon this path and I will continue to follow it! It won’t be easy, but, as the cliche/truth goes, nothing worth doing ever is! Wish me luck! ^_^