I’m declaring the winner the shiny new/old novel. There is no contest. It’s big, it’s scary, it’s beyond me, it’s devouring my thoughts and there is no way I can not write it.
The other novel will get written at some point, there is absolutely no question about it, and while I was firing on all cylinders for it a few weeks back, it just can’t compete with the other idea right now. Half of what NaNo means to me is trying new stuff, throwing caution to the wind and having a wild ride of a month – Riana doesn’t mesh with that, not because it won’t be fun to write, but because it’s an old world, with old characters, and I know how the story ends so I don’t desperately need to find out what happens. I enjoy nano most when it’s an exploration, which is what the new shiny is…
I am so lost in the idea though, it’s huge, I don’t even know where to begin with my research. (I have though – trans-dimensional travel, universal gods, post apocalyptic stuff, some science ideas that I certainly hope I can get my head around before the month starts).
I finally have some characters at least! I knew who they were, but they didn’t want to tell me their names, finally pinned them down an hour or so ago: Lyssa and Jareth are twins and professional ‘acquisition agents’ (they refuse to let me call them thieves) living on a post-apocalyptic Earth.
I need a title now, and then I can play with a banner and a cover… and I desperately need to talk to my Mum, because funnily enough, she’s going to be able to give me a lot of great advice for this novel! I sent her a text message before and I bet now she is wondering what on earth I’m going to be writing about hehehe.
Anyways, I need title help. I’ll try and come up with some kind of blurb, I’m making a list of prospective titles and there will be a poll! My first ever. I’m excited. About everything… So much fun.
Oh, and if you don’t have me as a friend on NaNo yet, you can find me here 🙂