But that's kind of the point, isn't it? To be as daredevil, as seat-of-your-pants as possible. If I waited for the right set of circumstances to start writing, I'd still be staring at the fuzz in my navel. Last year, NaNo helped me give messy book to my novel, BookEnd. I'm as near as dammit to final revisions on that sucker. (No, really. I mean it this time.) I can't resist finding out what the crucible of NaNoWriMo helps me create this year.
I have a germ of an idea. I don't know whether I should outline it or just jump in like I did last year. I'm leaning towards outlining since my stories tend to be multi-layered. My germ-y idea contains the following:
- A 17 year old named Lorelei who was born without a sense of humor
- Her sister, Sera, who's been in a vegetative coma for twelve years but who still 'talks' to Lorelei
- A sarcastic mermaid that haunts the Passaic River
Are you doing NaNo? Are you excited? Outline or Jump? What's your idea?