Friday, November 5, 2010

Day Four

I'm noticing some interesting parallels between this year and last year's NaNo projects.

One: set in a future dystopian world.

Two: It's cold and snowing in the opening scene.

Three: Female MC is emotionally stunted over the death of her partner/lover

Four: Male MC is taciturn and snarly, though with a soft nougaty core.

Come to think of it, a lot of my ideas are about women whose lovers have been brutally murdered or in some way taken away from them.
Hm. Wonder what this says about me.

Poor Evan.


Wordcount: 10,101

18 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Yeah, if I were your husband, I'd be a little concerned...

Liza said...

Yikes!

Liza said...

Yikes!

Teri Anne Stanley said...

My crit partner pointed out that two of the four story lines I've tossed at her in the past six months have a dead bad guy husband. Hmmm.

Old Kitty said...

Art imitating life? Or is the other way round? :-)

Good luck with your nano!! Keep going! Take care
x

Linda G. said...

LOL! Yeah, your hubs must get a little worried... ;)

~Nicole Ducleroir~ said...

@Evan ~ Sleep with one eye open, man.

Happy writing!!

Jessica Bell said...

LOL! that's crazy. haha, hm ok, if I ever meet you, I'll make sure I tell my hubbie to stay home. Wouldn't want you actively research your ideas and end up writing about me ... ;o) LOL

Falen (Sarah Ahiers) said...

hah! Poor Evan. BUT, maybe he could be the guy with the nougaty center. MMMMMM

Also, 10k?! *mumbles to herself*

Stina Lindenblatt said...

Poor hubby! :D

DEZMOND said...

oh, oh, I adore future dystopian worlds and books beginning with snow and blizzards!!!

Catherine Stine said...

I do think most writers are chewing on themes and ideas that have greatly affected them in the past. It's funny that you live in Georgia yet you write about snow... a hankering to play in the cold white snowdrifts, perhaps?
Keep on keepin' on! I firmly believe that whatever evokes your own passion will also interest others.

Lola Sharp said...

Oh I agree with Catherine, most of us have pet themes we are sometimes unaware of...even when we think the story is a lot different from the others.

Dude, you're kicking my ass on word count...but today I'm gonna try to catch up...BUT I NEED theme song! I can't find one and it's stunting my creativity.
Help?

Meredith said...

Haha, aw, that's awful! I hope your husband doesn't take it personally :)

Regina said...

And I thought my husband should be suspicious of me watching 'Snapped' on Oxygen all the time. LOL

I find nothing wrong with a little brutal death in a novel.

Colene Murphy said...

Can't beat it if its a good idea. Sounds great to me!
Amazing progress!!

Jamie Gibbs (Mithril Wisdom) said...

Shall we put Evan under police protection now or... Hehe.
I hope NaNo is going well for you :) I'm steadily closing the gap for my day of loss, which is good. I'd already written the first three chapters about a year back, so rewriting them for NaNo meant I knew the progression of the plot. Now I'm in the deep end, who knows what the hell will happen, hehe.

The Words Crafter said...

I'm laughing and I can just hear my husband telling me I better not be killing off any husbands in my stories!