Saturday, October 3, 2009

It's coming!

I've taken a little time away from the blogs (except the Last Draft) to catch up on life. I read a book about how to complete NaNoWriMo and had to catch up with Physics and some design projects this weekend. But I just thought I'd do a little poll here to see what you all (I am assuming there is a you all out there) think would be my best bet for the NaNoWriMo challenge of a 50,000 word novel in a month. I'm not too concerned about making it good. It just has to be 50,000 words, even if they're all the wrong words.

Here are my ideas so far:

• The Girl From Left Foot Lake

This will sound familiar to my writer's group, because I've been bantering this title around in my head for some time. Yesterday I had an idea to go with the title (always good) and it would be a WWI historical fiction. (Like, WAY fiction, so don't even bother to check up on my historical facts. This is for NaNoWriMo, after all.)

• The Secret Life of Eleanor Blunt

Klutz extraordinaire, the young mild-mannered librarian Eleanor is caught up in the world of spies and espionage. And no matter what she does...well, you know. It doesn't turn out exactly as expected. This one is a good choice because if I get stuck, I can always have her knocked out, kidnapped, and waking up in some exotic location like Tahiti or North Dakota.

• What You Make It

A story about two people, one with an easy life where everything starts out right, and one with a not easy life where everything starts out wrong. And of course, life is what they choose to make it. I like the title more than the story idea right now, but lots of room for 50,000 words.

But decisions are my hardest thing! Comments?


  1. I vote for the secret life of Eleanor Blunt. This sounds exciting and knowing you it will be great fun.

  2. I vote for Eleanor as well. There is so much you could do with it. And spy stuff is hot right now with kids if you made Eleanor a teen. You could get away with more silly humor as well if it was for a younger audience, and we all know, you CAN do silly humor.

  3. Christine, I'll take that as the highest compliment. The three stooges would be quite proud.

  4. I like all the ideas........... that probably doesn't help much does it. :)

  5. Can I vote twice? If so, I like The Girl From Left Foot Lake and The Secret Life of Eleanor Blunt. If not, I'll go with The Secret Life of Eleanor Blunt.

  6. I vote for The Girl From Left Foot Lake and The Secret Life of Eleanor Blunt.