I've officially started my new WIP, on 25th December 2008. I've been pondering this for some time now and had made some notes in my diary. I had also written the first chapter longhand in the journal.
When the story started bubbling, I had a different premise. As I revised the MS I am currently shopping, the premise of the new MS (titled NOT A WAR)changed to one with political overtones. Perhaps, because of what is happening all around me. I am not sure what to make of this change. Whether this should be a more social issues oriented novel, or like I said the modified political one.
I am, for now, writing in the first person--though, I have yet to find the voice of my character. This character is a less roguish, more introverted version of Dilbar (for those friends who know Dilbar from The Dickens Challenge, you know he is a scoundrel.) He'll have traits of Dilbar, but I can't find that mid voice he should have.
I'm not even sure it should be in first person. The only way to find out is experiment with a few chapters.
Well, it's early days yet. My target a 1000 words a day, to get the first draft done in a 100 days.
Let the games begin.