I’m in desperate need of a functional one.
I haven’t been posting again, mostly because I can’t figure out what the hell I want to write this year. The stories with complete plot lines aren’t sizzling for me, and while I’ve had a plethora of plotbunnies hit me in the last week (okay, only 3, but that’s still a lot for me), they’re all just vague concepts at this point.
It’s tempting to pants it this year, but I already know that I can’t actually do that (oh the bitter failures). Wah, I just want to find something, get organized, and start typing at the stroke of midnight next Tuesday!
Only six more days till I have to start this party, and I have no idea what I’ll do!
I’ve narrowed down my nano choices to seven! Out of the dozens I have, that’s pretty decent. So far, three are urban fantasy and four are standard fantasy.
Currently I’m working through each, examining character motivation and story structure, just to see which gives me the biggest tingle. Cuz with NaNo, tingle counts for a hell of a lot.
I really wish I could bear to pants it. Sadly, my need to control all the details is far too strong.
I’ve been putting off nano stuff because well, I’m feeling a bit anxious, but also because I’ve been splitting my attention between a lot of different things lately, so it’s taken till today to finally sit down and look at what to write this year.
A part of me says I should finish that one goddammed novel I’ve worked on thru two nanos. I’m 70% done the rough draft, after all. But I’m leaning toward ‘no’. I am hoping to hit that some time after nano, when I need to write but can’t stand to look at this year’s nano project another second.
Instead, my real interest is in starting something fresh; that is, something I haven’t written a word of before. Which still leaves me with plenty of choices. I’ve got a large crop of plot bunnies running around, so this might take a while, and I’ve only got so much time to prep before November!
I didn’t manage to write up one outline a day as I hoped, but I got to the end, and eight plot lines were smashed into outline form. Yay!
And now it’s October, one mere month away from NaNoWriMo, and I’m starting to feel the rising excitement, and I have eight plots to think about using.
I wasn’t expecting to feel the magic of NaNo this year; earlier, it was all ‘ugh, nano’, but here I am and I feel like the best holiday of the year is just around the corner. NaNoWriMo is almost here! Time to pick a plot, make sure there’s enough outline to go around, log into the website and bounce around till it’s time to start.