One of my goals for the last couple of months has been to plot out a paranormal romance

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story I have whizzing around in my head.  Well, I can tell you, there isn’t just one… There are  four, yes FOUR of the bloody things all vying for my attention.

So a couple of days ago, I got out one of my precious notebooks (remember, I’m a notebookaholic, and it hasn’t diminished one little bit!) and I started plotting out these 4 stories.  And so far, I have actually had some success.

They are tentatively titled “Curse”, “Shunned”, “Earth Spirit” and “Time Traveller”.  Doesn’t that just make the creative juices flow.  And yes, apart from Curse, I pretty much have the others plotted out and I suspect, if I put a little effort in, I could write one next month,  but that all depends on Christmas plans etc.

That is why I like SoCNoC, and NaNo,though I haven’t participated yet.  It is one month (30 days) of intense writing, a chance to focus and that is my goal for the month, to write. When I don’t have that pressure, I don’t feel the need to complete the story, and I hate it when I have a story that lingers (hence Bloody Gothic Novel).

So if anyone else is planning to write for a month in December or January, let me know, because I could certainly do with a writing buddy.  Failing that, I will just have to wait until June 2013.

Anyway, having the 4 stories out of my head hasn’t really helped.  I now have fragments of dialogue floating around now too, which is frustrating when you are trying to plot out one story and a piece of conversation floats in, so you turn to the story, write it down, then another piece comes to you, so you go to the story and write it down.  I guess the madness is slowly coming back, perhaps I will be writing in no time at all.

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2 thoughts on “4!

  • November 8, 2012 at 8:29 am

    Yes!! *Fist pump*
    How wonderful to have the ideas come to you almost fully-formed like that. Jump on it and do a part-nano with me! 🙂
    Could this be a series?? Can’t wait to hear more.

  • November 8, 2012 at 8:56 am

    I’ll be writing a novella in December, so will certainly be keen to cheer you along and commiserate! With the way my writing is going this month, I can’t imagine it’s going to be easy writing. Never seems to be any time at the moment. Great to hear you have got those ideas down in a notebook finally!


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