Well, considering my pace at the moment is, erm, zero, I figured I had better see if there wasn’t another way to get my groove back. I really need to get in the practice before November, even if I don’t have my shiny new netbook yet. *eyes the release date for Windows 7* I shall avoid the Vista at all costs! *mutter*
At the moment I’m stumped with the story, because I’m not sure where the story is going, or even what the story is about. There is a thread on the NaNo boards about writing out the plot in 20 words or less. I tried it when I revamped the Online Novels page, and managed to come up with the phrase ‘Chains are made to be broken.’
Which sounds better than it works for the moment, but I think it’s not a bad start. … I’m tempted to hit TVTropes.org and find some that fit, but it seems like cheating. After all, it’s not like I haven’t read enough books to have a pretty good grasp on the tropes inherent in the genre. I’m half-way tempted to just pull apart what I have already and start over, but it seems too much like giving up. I just need to come at it from another direction.
So, I’m taking the story apart –since I really don’t seem to work in at all a linear fashion– and trying to build the skeleton of the plot up first. Thus, err, spoilers to follow? ^_~;;