Sunday, August 16, 2009
Well, I'm at home by myself, which is nice. It feels good for the house to be quiet except for whatever I'm doing. Good down time. Normally, I would be on my way to church with my Dad, but I am recovering from a savage cold, and I don't want a relapse. Thankfully, everything seems to be toning down and healing up. I have my 'old self' back, less sore throat, less ear ache. And all of that helps tremendously.
It was a nice week though...I took my time reading a really wonderful book. New favorite, can't wait to read the sequels...I'll post a review or something soon. :)
I was just thinking about what I'm going to do for NaNoWriMo this year...and this is also my first year participating, and I'm anticipating a difficult but rewarding writing month. I do, fortunately have a few ideas, but I'm having trouble deciding which one to go with. The two I am considering most at the moment are my "Indrego Prince" and "Sammie Other" idea. Indrego Prince was inspired by a weird dream I had, Sammie Other is a character that I randomly invented yesterday when I was working on another character's history. Apparently Sammie cursed this poor guy....and nobody has any idea. (Don't get the wrong idea, Sammie didn't mean to do it.) So anyway, right now it's a toss up between those.
But there's also my "Extinct Dog" idea, monsters in the closet idea, and an idea that's ALWAYS there and probably always will be, my "Poison Street" idea. The whole idea for that came from playing with word magnets.
I'm having fun thinking about it. And I'm getting very excited. But which idea should I use, I wonder? I think I should try to decide soon so I can write down some character and plot notes to help me along a bit. Maybe. Or should I wait until November 1st to decide? To be fair, each story has its merits. And each has progressed a little in different directions (even though Sammie was only born yesterday). Indrego Prince has a better handle on the plot, I think, Sammie Other's character is fleshed out a bit more. I'm not sure how I'll pull of 50,000 words in 30 days....too bad they didn't pick a month with 31 days. I have figured out, though, that 1, 000 words a day isn't enough. 2,000 a day would put me at 60,000 words. And I've been wondering if I can DO 2,000 words a day? Can I pull that off? With school? Yes, probably. Maybe.
I have been unsuccessful in roping anyone into doing this with me...which is kind of sad, but it's still going to be loads of fun!
You should check out the website. It's in my links too.