Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Pillar of Salt, the Novel

So, we're a little past the middle of the month and after about eleven days I finished the 50,000 word requirement for the NaNoWriMo. Very, very exciting stuff. I am continuing to write the book, only really aiming for about 2,000 to 4,000 words a day and hoping to finish sometime before the 25th of November. That's the goal anyway.

Pillar of Salt has surprisingly meant a lot to me. It deals with time travel. But more than that it deals with a society that had become detached and despondent. There is a lot of emotion and philosophical value, I feel, to this story that, for me, makes it worth the toil and effort to write. In fact, I would probably say that I like it better than God's Consciousness.

And let me take this time to underline how important I feel Science Fiction is. I think through it we can easily see visions of our future and what is to come. I feel that society has already made itself to be separate. We don't rely on each other or generally help one another. While the extents in Pillar of Salt are extreme, I feel that this is a real issue that we must face and over come. I bring up subjects dealing with God, and humans relationship to him; the evils and effects of torture on a person; and the philosophy of rebellion, it's effects towards people and it's morality.

These things and many many more are found in my book and I feel that it is important, when writing, to find some meaning that you wish to express. Allow the books emotion to relate the the audience and move them deeply. This is what I try to do in all of my writing but for the first real time ever I think I'm accomplished it in Pillar of Salt.

*If there is anyone that would like to help me edit this once it is finished at the end of the month please comment and let me know, or email me. Your help would really be appreciated. 

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