Tuesday, October 24, 2006

NaNoWriMo AGAIN

Okay, I decided to do it. Again.

NaNoWriMo is, of course, National Novel Writing Month.

Last year was a bust. The idea is to give yourself permission to write truely terrible fiction for the purpose of finishing a novel, beginning to end, or at least to get to 50,000 words just to show you can. 2,000 words a day is quite a lot but it's only 30 days so there is an end in sight.

Since I'm great at starting and terrible at finishing I figure this is probably a good thing for me. But what happened last year was that I got to just over 20,000 words and decided that the story was pretty darned good after all and suddenly I wanted to *make* it good instead of just plough through.

And that was that.

I wasn't intending on doing it this year. But I was getting all ready to start a new project (I'm great at starting) and at the last minute decided that I might as well put off starting for a week and do the NaNoWriMo thing. So I'm making question sheets for plot and character and going to make a name list so I don't get hung up when trying to think of a name to use breaks up the flow.

A coup disrupts the Empire just as an agent finds the missing telepath he's been searching for. The two of them try to protect a young girl who has the power to access ancient technology and who poses a threat to the new ruler. Steps they take to escape with the girl make things worse until they are forced to make an impossible decision that could destroy an entire world, or else save it.

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