Not NaNoWriMo – Part 4

Hello lovers of fiction and welcome to the fourth instalment of books I won’t be writing for this year’s NaNoWriMo. I won’t be writing them partly because I’m not participating in NaNoWriMo, but, in the case of these particular novels, I won’t be writing them because they are genuinely dreadful ideas.

That’s the  preamble over with. Now, without further ado, today’s disastrous notion for a novel is the following:

The Golden Socks

More of a children’s tale this one. Cos they often do well don’t they.

Magic and mystery, adventures galore, child protagonists that are possibly orphans but at the very least have some kind of parental difficulties that may or may not be central to the plot.

Is this a light-hearted ‘good versus evil’ romp, with cartoonish characters and an ill-judged notion of what constitutes poverty and privilege, with some gratuitous Latin thrown in from time to time in an effort to create the illusion that the derivative and clichéd plot (though still undeniably entertaining) is more intellectual than it actually is? Will there be some kind of wise mentor figure that dies? Will other peripheral characters occasionally meet their end in an attempt to create the an artificial air of darkness?

Yes, you can expect all that and more.

Plus, there will probably be a comedic talking animal. Or loveable goblin. Or maybe a talking shoe.


  7 comments for “Not NaNoWriMo – Part 4

  1. November 9, 2017 at 9:26 am

    We’re going to need a GOLDEN SOCKS ACTIVITY BOOK to go with this latest release you do realise?

    Liked by 2 people

    • November 9, 2017 at 4:47 pm

      I’m counting on it


  2. November 9, 2017 at 11:18 am

    Why not combine all your ideas and do a comic? Children, horrible gardener and a bit of grizzly horror. Not too horrific it is for children. Good luck.

    Liked by 2 people

    • November 9, 2017 at 4:49 pm

      Why not? Makes as much sense as anything else I’ve come up with


  3. November 9, 2017 at 9:04 pm

    Good to see you getting a foot in the door of children’s literature. The story should knit together well!

    Liked by 2 people

  4. August 26, 2020 at 9:22 pm

    I like it it has everything Kids, animals Good evil and expensive socks. Just don’t lose one in the dryer


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