My Super Midlife Crisis - NaNoWriMo

Well, it's November, and that means it's time for National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo.

I tried it out for the first time in 2011 and was able to get to 50,000 words by the end of the month and so I decided to give it another try this year.

This time around, I have a super hero story planned called My Super Midlife Crisis and it's based on characters that Harold Jennett and I had created for a comic book that we've never gotten around to doing. So I thought I'd turn it into a novel. And who knows, if it comes out alright, there may even be a graphic novel adaptation at some point down the line.

So how's the novel coming?

Well, it's only Day Two of NaNoWriMo, but so far it's coming along great. I'm up to almost 5,000 words, so just 45,000 and 28 days left to go.

What's the novel about?

Good question, Fictional Interviewer. Here's the pitch I originally put together years back when Harold and I started talking about doing a comic together:

When most guys go through a midlife crisis they buy a sports car, get hair plugs, and start acting like they did when they were twenty. Oliver Jordan isn't like most guys. Oliver Jordan gets super powers.

Oliver Jordan is an overweight man in his mid to late 30s living in Garrison City. He's slovenly, he's lazy, and he makes just enough money between his two dead end jobs to put a little food on the table and provide second-hand clothing for his wife (a stay-at-home mom) and his two children.

Oliver's less than extravagant life style has caused a mild depression to wash over him and take hold of his daily life, losing him the respect of his wife and kids (or so he thinks) and placing him on the brink of suicide.

That is until the day he is given a mystical ring as a tip while out delivering pizzas in the dead of night. The ring allows Oliver to transform into a man of godlike proportions. Now blessed with rock hard abs, buns of steel, hair like flowing water, and amazing powers of flight and super strength, Oliver takes to the streets as a costumed vigilante to right wrongs, serve justice, save lives, and most importantly, regain the love and respect of his wife and kids.

But at what price?

I'm really excited about this one. This is a story with a message that's very dear to my heart, and it's a tale I've wanted to tell for a great long while now. When this thing is complete, I plan on releasing as an eBook, paperback, and possibly even a hardback with cover and interior illustrations by Harold C. Jennett III. I can't wait!

Before that however, I'll have Holliday's Gold coming out in eBook and paperback by the end of the year. More on that later in the month.

Until then, don't forget about A Thousand Miles From Home, my new eBook which can purchase for your Kindle at Amazon for only $0.99 by clicking here.

Or you name your price (EVEN FREE!) and pick it up for your Kindle, Nook, iPad, or any other eReader, mobile device, PC, or Mac at Smashwords by clicking here.

Back to the writing board. (That doesn't sound quite right).

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