NaNoWriMo – HAWK

‘HAWK’ is my entry for the National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) challenge 2011.

Swift, strong and efficient

 I’ve chosen my drawing of the Kawasaki ZZR1100 to illustrate this post because I believe it represents qualities shared by my main character, the bird of prey and the motor cycle.

I propose to write an entire novel from scratch in one month.  This is something I feel will be challenging and liberating at the same time.  One of the aims is to avoid spending vast amounts of time editing.  Any editing will therefore be ongoing throughout the writing, rather than going back to pages or chapters to alter them substantially.  For the period of this month I am prepared to forego poetry or work on other projects.  My intention is to upload each chapter to my blog as it’s completed.  I realise I may find it necessary to do something else occasionally to give me breathing space away from the main task – HAWK, the novel.


HAWK – a synopsis:

Disillusioned by the government and military leaders, Phil McKenzie, a soldier serving in the Special Air Service leaves the army only to find increased frustration with the daily criminality taking place on the British streets and decides to redress the situation.