I was finally wading through my backlog of entries in my RSS reader when I landed on this writing blog and saw that there are only 44 days left until National Novel Writing Month (Well, it’s 43 for us here in the Pacific). Forty four! Wow, wasn’t it just a little while when I was slaving panicking joyfully writing over Rain and her story (which I haven’t finished until now)?
But true, it is the middle of September and NaNoWriMo is just around the corner! My dad bought me a copy of No Plot? No Problem! by Chris Baty, and it’s been an interesting read so far, but I have to admit: I have no idea what I will be writing this year! O_o Well I have some scattered ideas here and there, but that’s it. For example:
- There’s that science fiction/fantasy novel I’ve been planning to write for so long, based on this series I tried to write before called The Chosen Ones. But I’m not really good in fantasy/sci fi stuff and I can’t make them original. Then again, the story is based on a handful of other stories, so what do you expect?
- The spy novel I wanted to write because of all the Totally Spies episode I keep on watching when I was still unemployed. I initially envisioned a group of college girls who are actually spies and help out the PNP (of course it’s got to be local) in fighting crime but never show their faces to the police/people (hello, Sailormoon?!) and the police always end up messing up the crimes so they never really catch anyone. But it’s so girl-power-y and Sailormoon-y that I cringe at the thought.
- There’s part 2 of the Fall Like Rain thing, where I plan to focus on one of her friends, Faith (and will be entitled Keep the Faith). In this installment, Faith will be having marriage woes, Rain would be going back home and I plan to take the girls to caribbean cruises to spice things up. Oooh, so chicklit!
- Finally, there’s the Ibong Adarna remix I was planning. This was inspired by one of the NaNo novels I read last year, where the writer made a mix of Greek and Roman mythology in the characters. Anyway, this is a modern novel based on Ibong Adarna, where there would be no magic only lots of stars, glitz and glamour in finding Ada, the hottest young singer in the metro and the long lost foster daughter of Don Ferdinand. Figure it out. ;)
So far that’s all the ideas I have. I’m personally leaning towards the last two, mostly because they’re familiar already, plus I have been sort of planning to write # 4 for Script Frenzy, only I opted out of the event. And November is going to be busy, with the out of the country trip at the first few days plus the big event near the end of the month (you’ll hear about it here soon!), so I should go for the easier one to write.
But then…comfort zone again! Maybe I should take up some challenges to make my writing interesting, don’t you think?
Or, I could always write about Faith, Rain and her friends joining the search for Ada, Don Ferdinand’s long lost daughter and hottest young singer who turns out to be a spy helping the police to get rid of crime and eventually fighting off magical creatures with people who call themselves The Chosen Ones. ;)