You may have noticed all the fuss about NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) on the blogs recently. If you haven’t heard of it, it’s where writers try to make themselves crazy by writing 50,000 words in one month.
I’m participating for the first time ever. It’s best to make plans before hand. You can’t write your novel until November, but you can outline, etc.
I have a couple of story ideas, but I can’t decide which to use. (And these are working titles, as titles are a terrible, terrible weakness of mine.)
Year of Traveling– A time travel romance, about one year in the life of a woman who jumps uncontrollably to a particular ‘anchor spot.’ I have a time line of each jump all worked out, but it will be a complicated plot to write. I still need to determine what happens in each jump, for one thing, though I have a basic idea of the overall story arc.
Four Feet and a Badge–a urban fantasy, about a shape shifting police officer, who generally becomes the furry half of a police dog team to track down criminals. The criminal, crime, and overall plot have yet to be determined. I have less planned out about this, but it should be an easier plot.
I’m fleshing out outlines for both, trying to decide.