We are one month out from Nanowrimo, for those not in the know – that is National Novel Writing Month, the challenge is 50k story in 30 days. Which, if you can write daily, is no biggie! If you do the maths it only works out to 1667 words a day – cake, right?
We are 30 days out from the beginning of the writing frenzy and I am in those oh so important to success beginning planning stages, Choosing characters, plotting, and deciding what i actually want to write about this year. Last year, i chose a period piece spring boarding from female hysteria. This year, so far, i’m having a bit of trouble narrowing things down…
I’ve got several ideas rolling around right now:
1. Another love story period piece, starting with the end and then weaving it’s way back through the story. What that means in english – is the story starts just before the climax in the first chapter, but the climax is not actually revealed, the second chapter goes back six months and tells how we got to that first point. Makes sense right?
2. Scifi Utopia story, takes place on a floating city, masses of men were wiped out by a gender specific superbug, and while science struggles for a cure, men are cryogenically froze to preserve the unaffected specimens. Two test subjects are reanimated 50-100 (havent decided yet) years later and have to deal with the fact that the world they knew is gone.
3. Another Scifi: kind of cliché: Astronaut goes up to work on a space station, or planet and brings more than moon rocks home.
4. Murder mystery – Ancient Egyptian style, however, the mummy does not make an appearance. This one is murder, kidnapping, and stolen artifacts, and unlikely companions being forced to work together.
So many things rattling around this brain, i’m not sure which direction i want to go in. What is a girl to do?