I registered for NaNoWriMo last week. I blogged about it, tweeted about it, got other to do it. And now, about 12 days away from the start, I am thinking “What the heck did I do?”
The problem isn’t the writing – the problem isn’t NaNo.
The problem is my muse. I have an idea for a story floating in the space inside where words can not form. It sits there, teasing me. Showing occasional scenes that feel more like the intangible nature of a dream than anything else.
I have a sense of the main characters, the antagonist, the setting…but yeah, no plot. None.At.All.
This could be a problem.
So, any suggestions on how to speed up my stewing process? It took months before Lacrimosa was ready to be written. I keep thinking that maybe once I finish Lacrimosa things will be different – ideas will come.
Man, I certainly hope so!
POST SCRIPT….Since I wrote this post on Sunday, I have gone in a completely different direction in terms of a storyline – and I am happy to report that I have a plot, characters, and a full story arc!!! On to outlining! WOOT.