If you have yet to read Scrooge’s story in the original … please do. It is an experience that everyone needs to enjoy, if only so they can watch the next movie version and say, “That’s not how it happened in the book!”
My big problem isn’t writer’s block. It’s writer’s flood. I have so many story ideas floating about that sometimes I feel like I’m drowning. I’m not a great one at making decisions (my astrologer friends would say that’s because I have Libra rising), but I am pretty good at coming up with interesting story ideas.
The two character attributes don’t always play well together.
Well, one day down for NaNoWriMo, 2018. The novel I’m working on is one I wrote some idea notes for years ago, and never did anything with it. It’s not a bad premise, maybe it’s even a good one.
For nine years (well, on and off), I have entered the NaNoWriMo writing game. For those who have yet to be initiated into the online writer’s world, that stands for “National Novel Writing Month.” For many years now, NaNoWriMo.org has challenged writers to draft a novel during the month of November. The goal is 50,000 words.
This morning, as I was feeding pets and cleaning the guinea pig cage with “Unwell” playing in my brain, I began thinking about many of the iconic characters of fiction. I ran a number of old favorite heroes (and a few villains) through my head. Many of the best authors, to create rich and relatable characters, use the madness worm in ways that hook the reader in.
We had a visitor last night, and not a welcome one. However, I’m determined to find a way to use this scene in a story.