Tuesday 23 October 2012

NaNoWriMo: ready for the challenge

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NaNoWriMo sounds like a great big challenge. And I like a good challenge. Although I prefer those that I know I can actually win. Starting out with a blank page on November 1st is something I can already envision. Stretching my arms and fingers, cracking a few knuckles without meaning to... And yet, my worst fear is ending November 1st with an equally blank page.

I've stared tossing ideas around in my head. So far, I think I may have a protagonist. I think I know her age and her family circumstances - although some details aren't fixed yet - and I think I know what her 'thing' is. I don't want to call it a problem, because it isn't, and I don't want to call it a gift, because I don't want to splash any paranormal or supernatural stardust over anything that I haven't decided to be paranormal or supernatural yet.

While I'm milling over these basics and wondering what ingredients I can start adding to that story so that it will develop into something bigger, there is also a niggling doubt... About another character that I thought of months ago, someone who also doesn't have a proper story yet. I know I want to write about her too, but I just can't see what's happening to her yet...

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