Sunday, October 31, 2010

NaNoWriMo starts tomorrow!

Thanks for all the kind comments on my last post, guys!  I know I've been out of the loop lately. Three weeks left to the semester, and then I'll have a bit more of my life back. Grad school will be done FOREVER by the end of next spring, which will be helpful for my writing career, to say the least...

Tomorrow is the start of NaNo! Who's doing it? Anyone want to help me pick my story?  I haven't made a decision yet! I have some outlining and character sketches done for both of these...

Option 1: Bodie's Men. After disappointing her parents since birth, Rachael Bodie finds one more way to infuriate them: by becoming a Marine Corps officer. As she falls for - and loses - her first love, leads the men in her platoon, and serves in combat, Bodie discovers she's so much more than just the unsatisfactory youngest daughter - even to her parents. Commercial fiction, I'd say?

Option 2: Bound. When sexy bad boy Cody saves Deirdre's life, she finds out magic is real, that words are filled with magic, and that he can teach her to control them. But as her mother falls suddenly ill, a strangely prophetic homeless man tells her not to trust Cody. Deirdre must figure out who to trust - and how to protect her family - in a strange new world she doesn't understand. YA paranormal.

To be honest, I failed NaNo last year under the crush of school - I hope I can make it through this year, because I love NaNo - it's a fun way to mix things up and cover a LOT of rough draft in a quick inspired time!

9 comments:

~Nicole Ducleroir~ said...

Both these options sound like promising projects! Good luck deciding, and have a blast doing NaNo. Happy Halloween!

Anne Gallagher said...

I'm not doing NaNo, too much pressure, but you should continue with Bodie's Men. I always liked that story.

Jen Daiker said...

Both projects are very intriguing, however I'm not sure our comments will help you decide which one to choose, it might make it harder... however I'm all about Bound :)

Good luck! I have mine all set up and ready to go... let's get the party started!

Old Kitty said...

Ooooh!! I love both ideas!! I do like no 2 - it's a great title and the mystery sustains - who should Deirdre trust?!?!?!?! Wow!!

GOOD LUCK with Nano - I shall be waving my pom poms on the sidelines and wishing you well and cheering you on!! Yay! Take care
x

Sophia said...

My $0.02- go with Bodie's Men. From this post I care more about the MC, there's clear conflict and an emotional arc, the plot sounds more original - YA paranormal is so on trend there's already a lot of stories about discovery of a magical world with a romantic subplot and questionable allies - and it just sounds like you know the story more. But you're the one who has to churn out 50,000 words!
- Sophia.

Summer said...

I love the premise for Bodie's Men--love it! But either one will be great, I'm sure. Can't wait to get started!

Donna Hole said...

Oh, well both sound awesome. I'm kinda drawn to Bodies Men though.

Good luck with both Nano and the grad school. You're sure taking on a lot; but I'll be it'll all be worth it in the end.

........dhole

notesfromnadir said...

Best of luck w/ NaNoWriMo! :)

You can pick the story that begins w/ B! Actually, Bound does sound intriguing. However, go w/ your instincts as you'll be working on your story for quite a few weeks! :)

Lynn Colt said...

I vote for Bodie's Men!

I wasn't planning to do NaNo this year, but now that it's November, I want to! Is it too late to cobble together a concept?? lol.