So I have some opportunities here. And as it is the last day before NaNoWriMo begins, I feel it is time to confront these matters. I have to decide what I’m going to write.
Until a week and a half ago I was wibbling over lack of plottiness in my Regent’s series, the first two of which are also NaNovels. I have the characters, but they weren’t agreeing on what they wanted to do. During conversation with slightlyjillian while I was visiting her, I decided perhaps it was time to invoke the Zokotou Clause for NaNo, which states that if a writer has already successfully completed (“won”) NaNoWriMo, said winner is allowed to spend the month working on a project that has already begun. My epic fantasy novel has been languishing for over a year now, and it really needs my attention.
Then, in the days following my visit to Illinois, The Slightly One read the now-unnamed first Regent’s novel, and made comments on it (and wrote a fanfic for it) that validated a plot bunny that had been quietly nibbling the clover in the back of my mind, and until that point had been ignored in the name of avoidance, denial, and non-confrontation. BUT. Now that slightlyjillian brought it up…I am tempted to give blood to that lovely little Bunnicula and turn it into the next novel.
Which would be a ghost story.
Yep. A modern-faerie-cum-ghost novel. (Slashy subtext included free of charge.)
Ghost!Barnabas: PICK ME PICK ME!!!
Michael-and-Justin: Woe! We languish! You have neglected us!