Anyway, I got off to a nice NaNo start yesterday (1964 words); I'm trying to get the next scene in my head so I can write for today. That's really the trick for me -- keeping the flow going in my mind and letting the ideas 'simmer' before I write them down. I know that most NaNo drafts are crappy, but I'm hoping to get a strong enough skeleton that I'll be able to revise without having to toss too much of it (ha!). Since I've written a couple of my books in a month or less, it should be possible. The ones which turned out to be strong, however, were not during NaNo...so, we'll see.
Thank you to those of you who helped with synopsis and title ideas yesterday. Two of the suggestions resonated the most -- so boreal_owl and annewriter can have their choices of books from the list -- OR you can wait for the next batch, if you prefer. I'm hoping to read another dozen or so (I'm getting behind) by then :) For anyone else, here's the list again:
Here are the books:
Tombstone Tea, by Joanne Dahme
The Unknowns, by Benedict Carey
The Cupcake Queen, by Heather Helper
The Devil's Kiss, by Sarwat Chadda
Eli the Good, by Silas House
The Demon King, by Cinda Williams Chima
Crash Into Me, by Albert Borris
Day of the Assassins, by Johnny O'Brien
Food, Girls, and Other Things I Can't Have, by Allen Zadoff
Another Faust, by Daniel & Dina Nayeri
Jungle Crossing, by Sydney Salter
If you'd like any of these, PM me or leave them in the comments. If you'll pay for shipping, I'll send them to you! Once Barb and Anne have made their choices, the rest are up for grabs, so to speak.
Have a nice November Monday!