Okay, Katya asked the other day if I’m doing Nano this year. But of course. I’ve even had a plan for it for most of the past year. I started out the year doing the 2 year novel (2yn) class at Forward Motion with the full intention of writing this novel, Puppet Prince, during November–or at least getting a good start on it. I wound up letting many of the assignments slide because I was having too hard a time getting into that headspace while I was revising other novels. I *knew* I’d just need to catch up in October so that I’d be ready to fly.
Hello. It’s October.
Meanwhile in August I was ambushed by a Christian YA fantasy chick-lit. There were a few things that didn’t quite gel in the original idea. Dragons are somewhat overdone, for instance. Vast parts of the idea seemed cliched. And yet there were other bits that stuck in my mind, but I couldn’t find the unique story they wanted to connect to. It’s been playing quietly in the back of my mind for a couple months now, and I thought it would keep doing that for the foreseeable future.
NOW it wants to come out and play. Sigh. So which one am I writing for Nano? Neither one is fully fleshed out. Both have solid foundations with rickety ideas held together with safety pins and rubber bands on top. One bump and over it goes. I guess I’ll be running with whichever one seems to take best to a hammer and nails.
This is driving me crazy.