I must confess that I’m just not getting time and energy to indulge in writing fiction the way I want to. I do have a whole bunch of stories in various stages of unreadiness, and as I’ve sort of lost count of my work-in-progress short stories, so what I’ll list here is my NaNoWriMo work. (As you can see, there is nothing more recent than 2007 in this list, so I’m really maintaining this page more as a reminder that once upon a time, I attempted novel-length works….
I took part in NaNoWriMo during November for some years, churning out mindless drafts of novels and hoping to get them in shape someday.
In November 2005 I drafted my first novel. Here’s my winner icon!
The stuff I wrote was revised twice and then I pulled in a co-author, revised it some more, showed it to peers, got comments and revised it some more…well, you get the picture. This work is a business novel that uses a fictitious Indian company situation to illustrate applicability of various business concepts. It is finally published, under the title: Aligning Ferret: How an Organization Meets Extraordinary Challenges. I’m excited about this one!!
In 2006 November, as part of NaNoWriMo, I drafted a SF novel. I was unable to do any planning or research beforehand, and it was rather interesting to see how the characters and situation took a life of their own, even being rude enough to wake me in the middle of the night to make me hear what they have to say.
Having managed to meet the NaNoWriMo criteria for winning (50K in a month), I also obtained a promising framework of an apocalypse SF that I just may manage to convert into a novella or maybe even a novel some day.
NaNoWriMo becomes quite addictive, I guess, because I took part again in 2007.
This time, I drafted a contemporary SF based in Delhi, but have not dared to look at it since (too many incomplete things needing work, sigh!!)