I really hope that October doesn’t go as fast as September did. I have too much to do this month and already feel like I don’t have enough time to do it.
I’ve started working on two outlines for NaNoWriMo, both sequels to Song and Sword. (I’m leaving the prequel alone until a Camp session since it’s started.)
I’ve decided to call this group of novels the “Elven Bard…” Saga or Chronicles or Books or something. Just not sure what to use for the last word.
All of the books are going to start with “Song and…”
The prequel is going to be Song and Shadow.
The sequels are Song and Shield and Song and Stone.
Song and Stone is the one that I have the best plot for so far, but I’d rather save it for April Camp. For one thing, Song and Shield actually takes place before Song and Stone, and The Academy of the Accord has taught me my lesson about writing books out of order, and for another, I already have a scene written for Song and Stone and I like to do a totally fresh start for NaNo in November.
However, Song and Shield is actually shaping up rather nicely. I was sitting in the car waiting for my roommate to get her pre-employment drug test and I started brainstorming with pen and paper and six scribbled pages later I had more subplots than I could keep track of.
The next step is to type up those notes, print them out, and try to edit them into an actual outline format. (Yes, I do paper edits of my outlines. That’s why I needed to get a new printer and get it up and running.)
Anyhow, I now have subplots that I’ve managed to tie together and I have a pretty good idea of the problem my protagonists are going to have to solve. I’m not quite sure where the story is going yet (I have no idea how they’re going to solve the problem) but that’s the next step after I get the problem sorted out.
I’m getting really excited for this book and already can’t wait to start.
Come on, November!
Oh, wait. Never mind. I’m not ready…