So a change of plans is in order.
I guess I’ll be using NaNo as an opportunity to finish another manuscript. Or I might start fresh with a brand new idea that I’m calling To NetherNether and Back Again. Which will be another middle grade novel inspired by Alice in Wonderland.
I’m having a blast reading all of the posts in the NaNo forums, and I’m really getting into it. The frantic nature of it all is very exciting for me. I’ve also been doing a lot of lurking on Amazon. I really love their Read First Chapter Free option. For a girl on a budget, it’s really helpful.
My favorites so far are:
- The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making
- The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place: Book I: The Mysterious Howling
- Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes
- Liesl & Po
- Wildwood: The Wildwood Chronicles, Book I
All of which I hope to buy someday.
As for my current work in progress, I’ve given it a new name it’s now being called The Inexplicable True Story of How Eleanor Blanchard Died, Came Back Again, and Haunted Penelope Dalcour. It’s long, I know, but it’s the best I came up with. I've written up a brief outline, which really helps during NaNo, and I've picked out a theme song.
So, tell me, how is your NaNo project coming along? Have you written up an outline yet? Or are you flying by the seat of your pants?