NaNoWriMo prep this bus wait, a photo by TM2TSon Flickr.
I’ve started the major NaNoWriMo prep this week. Started on Thursday, technically. Josh helped me figure out how my main character ends up in the DnD world 😀
Then yesterday, I started fleshing out the characters, both in the “Earth world” and the “DnD world”. I’m honestly having so much more fun with this than I did before. I think a big chunk of the reason is simply because I get to be more creative with this. I don’t have to go “Yeah, can’t happen.” Nope, now I’m going to be able to go “Yeah, CAN happen!” 😀 I like that! I enjoy that creativeness.
So, I’m reading books, but I’m not reading what I’d planned on reading. My husband convinced me to read, and I truly mean read, DnD-books. Why? Because I’m doing a DnD-based novel for my NaNoWriMo this year. This will be my 6th year doing it. I’m hoping this will also be my third win. I won the past two (2010 & 2009). I have to actually finish the novels though 😀
But, so, until then, I’m going to be in the world of Dungeons and Dragons, deeply immersing myself. That, and I’ll be doing a lot of busy, insane running around through-out October. I have picture proof of my schedule:
I guess I should preface this with this: some shots are not for the squeamish. Madi got a toothpick in her foot, and Wednesday, the shots weren’t bad. Yesterday, she got the all-clear, and the shots are mostly blood free, but there is some dried, and what came from the removal of the packing.
Someone should not be allowed near a camera when she needs sleep.
I mentioned before that I’m going to do NaNoWriMo using a DnD based world. Well, I’ve done a bit of research into the Silver Marches area, part of the Faerun world. Seriously, it just ROCKS so hardcore! I get to include a Tressym if I so desire!
Originally posted on my LJ, but I figured I’d expand here 😀
So, I was discussing a NaNo idea with Josh. I LOVE the idea of doing a DnD one, but I want a modern twist on it. He helped me semi-flesh out an idea:
IDEA A : The MC is in the “modern” world, and is a gamer, and gets knocked unconscious living out a DnD fantasy “dream”.
IDEA B : The MC is asked out by the resident “geek” (who isn’t the stereotypical geek, I swear. He doesn’t live in his mom’s basement ;)). She turns him down, and somehow she ends up in the DnD fantasy world, and the only way to get out/wake-up is with the help of the “geek”. She learns a lot about herself, and finds she actually knew more than she thought she did. Or something.
The idea better happen. I just bought TWO books on Amazon to support the idea.
Oh well, if not, Josh wanted them anyways 😀
I’m getting good responses:
From @Cylithria: “you know what I Love, love, love the Idea B, but then again I love Idea A too. These are brilliant Sarah (and Josh) now I am all excited to read these. Hurry up and write it already will you? ;)”
From @daisysmiles4you: “I think I like the 2nd one…I always feel kinda of cheated at the end by the first type of plot. They can be very good but to find out that it’s all “just a dream”….Ie sigh. shrug … Plus w/the 2nd you could do a bunch with misunderstandings due to jargon and the like real world vs gaming…”
My response to @daisysmiles4you: “I was already coming up with quotes. I can bring in Star Trek, Lord of the Ring, Star Wars, etc into it 😀 Alternate universe sounds more fun. :-P”
I’m leaning towards IDEA B a lot more than anything else
So, I’ve got books on order from Amazon. One is one I’ve wanted for awhile, the Silver Marches. I also got one that Josh has wanted, Monster Manual III. His reasoning behind that was “I don’t know every animal in the world”. I like that excuse. I’ll be using a lot from Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting to write the book as well. This one is going to be FUN!