And I have signed up. It’ll be my first time.
Now to choose the project.
The contemporary romance novel? The upside is the idea barreled into my thoughts, nicely formed. The downside is I’ve never written romance before, and I must keep reminding myself that—unlike my previous projects—the fate of the world/country/etc. need not hang in the balance for there to be tension. When writing the outline, I kept trying to drop in fantastical or paranormal elements, but none of them worked. And again–I’ve never written romance.
What about the urban fantasy I’ve been kicking around in my head for years? Once upon a time, I had a chapter written, but it has been lost in the multiple moves and computer changes over the last few years. The upside here is I’m jazzed about the ideas, characters and setting the story in Indianapolis. The downside is the reason it’s been kicking around in my head is that I’ve never managed to successfully connect the opening plot points with the climax. NaNo could be the pressure the project needs, or I could end up with little pile of wasted word count. I’d dearly love to have this project work, since I already have ideas and notes for three sequels.
Then there are other projects that wouldn’t fall under Official NaNo because they’re partials or major revisions—The Drunkard, The Slaughterer, Breath of Stone… I thought of giving myself the goal to finish Sand of Bone revisions, but despite a few recent potholes, those seem to be ticking along just fine now.
Decisions, decisions, decisions.
Anyone else tossing about project ideas for NaNo?