I just singed up for NaNoWriMo. One of my delusional ideas for making money was to write a kick-ass amazing science fiction novel, self-publish on kindle, and wait for fame and fortune. It is no less crazy than all my other ideas for making money online. If I can guilt my friends and family into buying the book, I should be able to 5$ from this, about par for all my money making endeavours.
I’ve actually had the setting of the book for a long time. It will be pretty autobiographical, I am way too narcissistic to write about anybody else. So the main character will be a failed bitter postdoc who is part-alien. She will be contacted by the aliens, or rather one alien who will be able to channel his consciousness into a spider in her bathtub and communicate with her. And then some stuff will happen……don’t know what yet.
When I first thought about this, I was worried that the “channeling of consciousness” was too unbelievable. Now I am worried I will be accused of stealing ideas from SG Universe, since they use memory stones to transfer people across the universe. For the record, I thought about transfer of “person” independently.
Not having a plot has always seemed to me to be a major obstacle, which is why nothing much happened with the book. However, for the mere price of £1 something, there is a solution on Amazon. Written by the founder of NaNoWriMo (I think), it is supposed to help me come up with something.
I’ve just downloaded it to my kindle. Haven’t read it yet so have no idea whether it is any good. I guess I will know by the end of November. Going to start reading it now.