So I had been planning to write the fourth book in the Regent’s Castle series this year for NaNo. This would involve lots of research into Illinois history, because I’m planning to weave in white settlement, Native American threads, and European ideas of Faerie, and hopefully along the way come up with a reason the Fae agreed to sign a treaty with the mortals in the first place.
Which would be great, if I had the time and money to go live at slightlyjillian’s for a week while I did research. I know, you can learn a lot from books and the internet, but I need to go places and see them as well. I’ve discovered that greatly enhances my writing.
I’ve also, of course, been working on the revising of Shaper. Not a big deal, except that one edit I’m making will change a relationship that develops in Come Ye Back and the unnamed third novel. Still not a big deal, except that in writing book four I would have to make some assumptions of where that relationship would go. Again, not a super big deal.
But I haven’t reread CYB or the third novel in a long time. >.> I have 12 days. I could do it. Except I’m also going out of town Oct 28-30.
Last year, the idea I discarded for NaNo was to take my short story “Hungry” and expand on the mythology and maybe even make it a Truthseekers, Inc., novel. Not that I quite finished Truthseekers, Inc. beyond the climax. *sigh* But anyway. I like the setting (which is a very loose adaptation of the town my grandmother lived in when I was a girl) and the characters. I haven’t worked it all out, but I did start plotting it before I decided to put it on hold last year.
Thoughts? Questions? Ideas? Anyone?