So ya know how you work your butt off for a sustained period of time, and you manage what feels like a great accomplishment? It's good, yes?
So getting it to the place I was willing to share was sort of big. And there was a big giant breath of air.
And I'm waiting to exhale.
Oh, that was bad. But the metaphor applies...
You see... I'm feeling...
I keep trying to get my footing again, and my wheels are spinning.
I HAVE managed to clean up my to do stuff, and my PLAN is to read through my thoughts for future novels.
When it IS time to write again... 3 weeks from now, I have mentioned the 6 ideas for books nagging at me, and I thought I'd throw broad brushes at all of you to see if you had a preference as to what I wrote for NaNo... I may not listen—I am stubborn that way... but I might. A few of them are 'too heavy' for a WriMo, but I'd still love to hear which ideas are appealing—which stories you think will have PUNCH to sell...
Player Down: Two high school friends, once close, and trying to stay connected, but whose lives have diverged, still eat lunch together daily in the woods next to their school. One day, while eating and talking, they find a body—the star forward from the Basketball team. (stand-alone murder mystery)
The Armageddon one: International attack of some sort knocks out power, kills a lot of people, family (?) group? Only young? Decided to flee west where they know of a place they can get by hiding on the land—hunting, growing... so it is primarily a survivalist thing as they try to make their way across the US in the midst of war. (this isn't really on the NaNo board—the idea is a long-stewing one I will eventually write—born out of the 'Tomorrow When the War Began' series and following dreams... but I think it had been seeded even before that/
An Armageddon here, too... This one, though,... is a Conspiracy story... People are dying... ALL OVER,by the thousands. A reporter and CDC worker (romantically attracted, eventually) end up being the ones who piece together that the origin is in the year's flu shots. They work together to untangle who would DO such a thing. Parallel, a Televangelist is claiming THIS is it and promising the path to salvation (at a large profit) and a dozen other groups are taking advantage...
Okay, so that is five, not six... I HAVE another, but it is totally different genre and not actually on the near playing field... and there is that half done one I want to get back to eventually, but not just yet... The two Armageddon ones will NOT my my WriMo... any of the others might...
But I'd love feedback on any of them!