Yep. I’m doing it again in July, for no other reason than I need a kick in the butt to get my next novel going before regular NaNo starts up. I switched out the Murder Mystery for the zombie novel, mostly because I feel like a mystery needs to be really fleshed out before I start writing it and it’s nowhere near fleshed out right now.
My novel is called “Rabid”. Here’s the (slightly WIP) blurb.
When Cass’s dog started acting weird, she thought nothing of it. It was the summer heat; Winston was a sheepdog, after all. But then, he tears apart the neighbor’s cat, attempts to attack a boy walking to school, and will growl at anyone who attempts to come near him, even Cass.
When he strangles himself on the end of his chain, Cass thinks it’s the end of it. But Winston doesn’t stay dead for long.
All the animals across the globe are being affected by this new sickness, which scientists are liking to rabies, except humans can’t catch it. The animals of the world are going crazy, and people are dying.
People always assumed that when the zombies came, they would be human. Somehow, them being animals are much, much worse.
When I first explained the novel to my younger cousin, she started laughing hysterically. When I asked why, she said “zombie cow” and started laughing again. Is this some sort of inside joke from a movie or something? Because I really don’t get it.
Meanwhile, I’m trying to figure out all the science-y stuff behind the zombie-fying. I think I’ll call the scientific name for the “sickness” The Efferus Virus, which, translated, means “The The Crazed Virus”. No, that wasn’t a typo. If someone ever thought to translate it, it would have two “the”s. But I can’t think of anything better, so…help.
Meanwhile, I’m trying to figure out if I should order a cover off someone on the NaNoWriMo Forums, make it myself (and have it turn out horrible), or try to convince a tech-savvy friend into designing one for me. I don’t want to have to pay for one, which makes my options rather limited.
If anyone wants to add me as a buddy or something on the NaNo website, my screen name is VintageTypewriter.