Monday, September 14, 2015

NaNoWriMo Prep

And we're back!  Time to get back into writing on the regular, as NaNoWriMo is starting soon and as I've learned from past experience, going from not writing at all to trying for 50,000 words in 30 days is basically like trying to run a marathon without so much as jogging beforehand - it only ends in tears.

My writing group decided that, since we're closing in on That Time Of Year and none of us really knows what the devil we're doing yet, that we would each come up with a setting, story hook, atmosphere, and two characters, then shuffle them together and pull out of a hat to figure out what we're doing.  My contributions:

Setting - Ancient Rome
Story hook - Murder most foul
Character 1 - Detective (older, hard-nosed, a la Inspector Rebus)
Character 2 - Plucky sidekick
Atmosphere - Edge of rebellion

What I got:

Setting - a foggy bridge at sunset, lit by gas lanterns
Story hook - Murder most foul
Character 1 - Ivan the terrible (unrelated)
Character 2 - Desert nomad
Character 3 - Yogi
Character 4 - Witch in training
Atmosphere - T-rex

Now to figure out what the devil I'm doing with all of this (the T-rex?  Really?).