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Obsession starts to descend . . .

Bwah! Well, I’ve now gone from scrambling to think of one decent idea for my novel to having THREE pretty darned good ideas. Well, okay, maybe “pretty darned good” is an exaggeration, but I do think all three have potential. There’s the Egyptian thing I mentioned a few days ago (hopefully more Neil Gaiman than Anne Rice, though, cathepsut!!! :D :D :D); a fictionalized story about some Titanic survivors (this is the current front-runner in my mind); and I also remembered that I want to write a sequel to my 2004 novel, “Speak of the Devil.” Okay, so I’m a bit short on actual PLOT ideas (well, except for the “Titanic” idea, which has large sections of plot built into the idea by virtue of these having been real people), but I’m reading Chris Baty’s book and am choosing to believe that having no plot really is no problem. :D

Now, I’ve just got to choose which one I’ll write! (I will probably let my LJ friends join in the fun by creating a poll sometime soon, too). Of course, there’s always the chance that something else will occur to me between now and November 1st. YIPPIE!

I am really getting EXCITED about this, and am itching to start writing. Which, of course, I can’t do. I might pick up “Speak of the Devil” and do some editing, though, in the meantime. YAY FOR NANOWRIMO!!!!!!!!

I’m herebedragons at the site, btw, if anyone out there wants to add me as a buddy. :D



ETA: And I don't know if I mentioned this in my earlier entry or not, but C is going to do NaNo this year, too - there's a young writer's site for children 12 and under. WHOO HOO!!!!! (Of course, he'll be writing something about the Titanic). :D

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here_be_dragons
Oct. 6th, 2006 03:36 am (UTC)
Friended! (Or "buddied"?) :D
silvanime
Oct. 6th, 2006 03:12 am (UTC)
Damn it! Where's the poll, I ask you? I'm looking forward to voting ;D

Good to hear that Connor is getting in on the act too. I hope he finds it the fun challenge I've always found it to be.
here_be_dragons
Oct. 6th, 2006 03:36 am (UTC)
LOL! I'm going to wait a week or two for the poll. I might come up with more ideas, after all! Don't want to leave anything out. There will be a poll, though. I love polls. :D
bobbarama
Oct. 6th, 2006 03:42 am (UTC)
Can't wait to vote in the poll ... and I can't wait to read your story. I did finish reading the stuff you did last time and I LOVED it. You've got it going on.
here_be_dragons
Oct. 7th, 2006 12:34 am (UTC)
*grins* Thanks! I'm glad you enjoyed that stuff! I've been in the mood to do some editing, so maybe I'll post a few more excerpts. :)

And also thanks for sending the "No Plot, No Problem!" book - I finished it today and it was excellent - it's really gotten me fired up for writing another book this year! :D

Poll to follow soon, I promise! :D
hedwig_snowy
Oct. 6th, 2006 03:23 pm (UTC)
"am choosing to believe that having no plot really is no problem"

Now, there's a twist. LOL Will you have to write in sentences or can it just be the Picasso version? I would let C write (which is really cool) the Titanic version. Otherwise, you'd get into arguments when his book was #1 on the NYT Best Seller list and mom's was only #2! Hmmph!!!
here_be_dragons
Oct. 7th, 2006 12:36 am (UTC)
I like to think of it as the "Pollack" writing technique, actually. I figure if I stab away at the keyboard long enough, I'm bound to come up with something (like that 1,000 monkeys thing, or whatever). ;)

Well, actually, the idea about plot isn't that it's okay for the finished book not to have one . . . just that it's okay to start writing before you've figured out what the heck you're going to write. :D Come to think about it, that worked well enough for me both previous times I've written novel-length stuff, so we'll see how it goes this year. :D

And don't even joke about the NYT best seller list - I'm already a bit put out that the kid draws MUCH better than I do. I don't want him to get all the writing acclaim in the family, too! ;) ;) ;)
syrinxkat
Oct. 6th, 2006 03:31 pm (UTC)
We've got a local writer here who's kids did nano last year - you might want to drop her a line -she's a great person, and maybe her kids and C could swap war stories :) Her screen name is queen_lulu (LouAnn in RL)
here_be_dragons
Oct. 7th, 2006 12:37 am (UTC)
Oh, thanks for letting me know about queen_lulu! I would love to find out how it went for her kids last year. :)
robingrace
Oct. 6th, 2006 08:12 pm (UTC)
LOL! I got your e-mail challenge to write a novel too. I am sorry, but I can't accept that challenge. I am TEH SUCK at writing! :D

Can't wait to see what our brilliant little man comes up with, though!
here_be_dragons
Oct. 7th, 2006 12:56 am (UTC)
You dork! That's the whole point of NaNo - you don't have to write something that's any GOOD! It's mostly just to say that you've done it! :D :D :D

But yeah, I'm interested to see how Connor's book will turn out. :)
robingrace
Oct. 7th, 2006 08:42 pm (UTC)
Hee, I am a dork aren't I. I take after my big sissy :D

*throws head back dramatically* I am far too busy with my play to be involved in any other projects right now. ;)

In all seriousness that might be a fun Christmas vacation project. I'll keep it in mind. :)
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