The end of the month is nigh, and another month about to dawn.  Another month closer to SoCNoC, and already I am thinking about my SoCNoC project.

Yes, I am still writing a novel at present, but while I have not technically added anything to it this month, I have transcribed a lot of the newspaper articles into it.  Is that cheating – I don’t think so.  The newspaper articles provided coverage of the court case in such detail, that I have, verbatim, all of the verbal evidence required.  So it will be a case of adding tension, excitement, drama and emotions, and of course playing with the text as well, because I doubt someone would give evidence in such short sentences – the papers no doubt just took the salient points to give to their readers.  Hence I have lots of fun ahead of me making this information interesting.

But I am hoping to finish that story next month (there was no hope of me getting it done this month, but kids are back at school on Monday – 6 hours a day… should be enough – yeah right!), and June is SoCNoC (Southern Cross Novel Competition) and I like to have a story idea in mind when I start.

I have a couple of three ideas – a Pyschological thriller based in Nelson, a Steampunk story set in Victorian Nelson or an ice planet / sci fi story.  So which one do I want?  Well the main character in the ice planet story is giving me attitude (do me or I will harm you… OK, like that is going to happen.   I could stop you from getting any new ideas on your new story… Riiiight.  Seriously, I could make your life miserable… I could make your like miserable by not writing you.  I want you to be a strong character, not some wimpy needy thing.  If I have time, I could make you stronger.  Oh yeah.  Don’t believe you…), the psychological thriller is certainly gaining moment (I have 5 characters, an idea, but no really strong plot) and the steampunk story… well I have ideas, characters and a plot, but the timing doesn’t feel right.

All of the ideas could be formulated, and my mind is ripe for the picking and I really want to let my imagination run wild.  What do you, my readers think?  Lets vote on it.

You choose…
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6 thoughts on “You choose…

  • April 29, 2011 at 12:27 pm
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    I think it’s probably time you wrote the ice planet one! It’s been around for awhile now 😉

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    • April 29, 2011 at 12:39 pm
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      Thanks Cassie, yes it has been there for a while now… I am tempted, but lets see what others have to say.

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  • May 1, 2011 at 9:34 pm
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    I think you should do the psycho thriller one. You do them brilliantly. Give me the creeps for weeks.

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    • May 2, 2011 at 8:29 am
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      Thanks Sacha, your vote has been counted. :o)

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  • May 20, 2011 at 7:05 pm
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    Definitely Ice-Planet. Can’t go wrong with ice planet. May I suggest throwing global warming in the mix? Or maybe global cooling…

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    • May 20, 2011 at 7:32 pm
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      Thanks for that!

      Nope, the storyline ain’t long enough to have global warming… Would be an interesting side story though! Mmmm, warming to 5 degrees! How would they cope? Hahaha

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