Spent the morning trying to come up with a cover for the NaNo novel page. First effort, which shows promise but I’m not satisfied with it. As my fellow NaNites tell me, it isn’t about satisfaction, it’s about getting something out there and moving on to the next thing. So I’m saying ‘good enough’ and starting a plot outline and character sketches… or at least writing down what’s been rattling around in my head that passes for a plot and a few characters. This is going to be a mess the first time through, but it promises to be fun. When your work is fun it isn’t work, is it?
I knew this would happen. I took my brother to the local NaNoWriMo kickoff at the local Barnes and Noble to get him interested in participating, and now I’m committed to trying again. I met very interesting people, all who want to write, and made a joke or two, which made a few folks laugh. In the midst of the door-prize giveaway games Pete named my main character for me: Jameson Thorsby. If you ever drive from Birmingham to Montgomery you’ll understand the pun.
So yes, it’s official, in order to do NaNo I’ll have to set Danse Infernale aside and pick up the Jameson Thorsby story. I’m considering uploading my daily output for November here for my fellow NaNites to follow. Knowing folks are expecting updates may be what I need to push the storyline forward.
Once again Earth is plowing through the Fall Equinox and I still haven’t finished last year’s novel. It’s in my head, most of it, but some parts are still in the air. I’m stepping back to work on shorter, easier projects until I get my endurance up. A writer in training, as it were. Haven’t decided again if I’ll do NaNoWriMo. You’ll be the first to know.