November means NaNoWriMo time! I’ve had an idea brewing in my head for a few years now. At first, it came in the form of a play. In 2019, I wrote my Resurrection play. But the idea expanded into a question.
The Question For NaNoWriMo 2021
What would it be like to live in the New Earth and New Heaven after the general resurrection that Zoroastrianism, Judaism, and Christianity predict?
I pondered questions like what would we do (I dispute we’ll all be playing little harps — boorrring)? Would we build things? And such like. I thought I’d write a novel. Emphasis on “a.”
I was wrong. The idea demanded more from me. It wanted me to start at the beginning: death. And so I have.
It also wanted me to write more than one novel. A duology: Heaven and Resurrection? Nope, three books. A trilogy!
The Last Chapter
As is my NaNoWriMo custom, I wrote the last chapter on day one at 12:01am. In about 45 minutes, I wrote 2032 words. A few minutes later I added another 34 words. Then I was ready for bed. I couldn’t believe how the words poured out and what I discovered about a couple of characters. So cool!
I slept in late, poured some coffee, plunked myself down in front of Scrivener waiting for me on my computer and wrote 2071 words in 43 minutes. Whoa! Was I ever ready to write.
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Now the beginning and ending are written — and bonus, I didn’t have to change my synopsis outline like I normally would — the hard part begins tomorrow. The middle with all its action and tragedy.