NaNoWriMo Is For Wimps! Welcome To NaBoWriFoNi!

So I’ve noticed the lack of comics posts on here recently. This is mostly because most recent comics have been uninspiring.
But werdsmiffery on Twitter, yesterday, asked me why I don’t do a book on a Grant Morrison series, and a lot of people who read my stuff seem to like my writing about Morrison. Were I to do a book on a Morrison series, it would have to be Seven Soldiers, because that series gives more to talk about than any other five comic series I’ve read.
But I can’t really justify the huge amounts of time I’ve spent on my other books, in the knowledge that few people would buy or read such a thing.
So I’m going to set myself a challenge – to write a book on Seven Soldiers in a fortnight. I will either succeed or fail – almost certainly the latter – but you’ll be able to play along.
Here are the parameters I’ve set myself. Every day for the next two weeks, I will post a minimum-5,000-word essay on an aspect of Seven Soldiers, linked to one of the 7 series involved (plus the two bookends and the JLA: Classified prequel). I will allow myself four days off (a reasonable number, given that I’m working full-time, that we’ve got a visitor from the US for a few days, and two of my siblings have birthdays in that time period). By the 26th of April, then, I should have written a 50,000 word book on Seven Soldiers. Unless I die of exhaustion.
I’ll post each essay here as it’s done, and at the end of it, if people *want* it published as a book I will do so – probably on the same day as the first volume of the Beach Boys book. If not, I won’t have wasted much time.
Wish me luck.

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9 Responses to NaNoWriMo Is For Wimps! Welcome To NaBoWriFoNi!

  1. Paul C says:


    Good luck.

    That is all.

  2. Ben Rawluk says:

    Seeing as how 7S is my favourite Morrison project, I’m definitely excited to see what comes of this. Good luck! I look forward to reading and discussing it.

  3. Haloquin says:

    How fantastic!

    A friend of mine recently told me a story, of a friend of hers, who writes an entire novel in a fortnight every year.

    I’m in awe of people like this.

    One day I will write a book in a fortnight too…

    Until then, I’ll be reading your posts! (Love 7S! Must re-read.)

    • Andrew Hickey says:

      Don’t be in awe until you read the results. Anyone can write “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy” 500 times a day ;)

  4. pillock says:

    Are you kidding?

    Andrew, you have an unerring ability to think that an extremely popular topic is actually an extremely unpopular one, you’re like a reverse alchemist!

    I demand at least seven thousand words per essay, and I am really looking forward to this. Can’t wait to meet Sky-High Helligan again.

  5. David says:

    You’re daft in all the best ways Andrew – go for it!

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