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