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A New Novel

November is coming

So I was just browsing along on the internet, minding my own business, and out of nowhere I was ambushed by a plot bunny.

And not just any plot bunny.

No, this one was quite insistent and forceful and parked itself in the middle of the road and said, “You shall not pass.”

And the problem was, it was just a baby, just the inkling of an idea, barely a twinkle in the eyes of its parents.

But less than two days later it was full grown and now I’m outlining it and world-building like mad.

For November.

Yes, I have found my NaNoWriMo project and it is purring and nudging me and leaving little pieces of ideas for it everywhere I turn.

It’s going to be a bit different.

It’s going to be set in modern times, for one thing. The last time I tried something set in modern times it turned into one of the biggest disasters ever to hit a computer screen.  (It has potential but it’s still relegated to the “Novels I’m Ignoring” file (yes, that’s a real file on my computer) because it needs an almost complete overhaul, starting with the murderer isn’t really the murderer, and murdered is protecting the real killer.)

For another thing, there’s a female main character.

Onyx Sun’s main character is female, but for the most part my MCs are male.

Ah, yes, the main character…

I’m normally very character driven in my writing, but this is shaping up differently.  I’m getting a better handle on the plot than I am my main character.  I have a name and basic description but no real handle on who she is.

Maybe she doesn’t know who she is either at this point, and is only starting to find herself?

I don’t know, but so far things seem to be happening to her and she’s not in control of much. That’s going to have to change between now and November.

And it will.

Also, this book actually has a title already. (*waits for readers to pick themselves up off the floor and get back into their chairs*)

And… (*readies the smelling salts*) I’ve even started on a blurb for it!

So, yes, I’m excited about this project.  So are some of the friends that I’ve told about it, at least one of whom is betting that I’m not going to be able to wait until November to start writing it.

And I am eager to start.

But I also really want to get these last two books of The Academy of the Accord series finished this year.

Plus, there’s a lot of world building to do yet.  But more on that on Friday.

For now…

Go forth and plot for NaNoWriMo!



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