November 1st, 2007

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It is the first day of NaNoWriMo, and for all of my talk about challenging myself by writing with an Idea this time, I'm thinking of scrapping it. I've thought about the Idea for two weeks now, and as such, have no idea where to start. Plus, I'm scared shitless by the fact that I don't have an Alphasmart, and even though Jessie is letting me borrow her laptop, it isn't the same.

I'm excited by my NaNo pep talks, they're making me feel all warm and gushy inside, but I don't know if I'll truly be in the NaNo spirit until I've been to a write-in where Jesso is berating me for not buckling down and pounding out a gazillion words. I want to have some sort of random concept or something for this novel, but I don't...maybe I should just go for it, don't take any dares, and see what happens? Pfft, as if I've ever done THAT before.

Don't ask me why, but this is the first year that NaNo has ever scared me to the point of saying, "Yeah, I'm not ready."

I'm going to do it anyway, because that's what I do, but, shoot, am I ever unprepared*!






*I'm unprepared every year, but this year I was unprepared for being unprepared, if that makes sense.
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IDEA!!!! I NEED YOUR HELP.

Okay, so, it's not exactly dares. But I am in love with this idea! I came across the whole 50 Drabbles thing on dmitchell1985's journal, who I met at the Hanson concert but only just now got around to friending but HOW SERENDIPITOUS that I friended her today because I saw the whole Drabble table!

AND NOW I HAVE AN IDEA FOR NANO. BUT I DON'T REALLY LIKE THEIR TABLES, AND I NEED YOU, THE LIVEJOURNALING PUBLIC, TO HELP.

I need 50 words. One word. It can be any sort of word, noun, verb, adjective, participle, whatever. But I need 50 of them! I'm going to write one chapter for each word, obviously at least 1,000 words a chapter. I'll decide what order they go in but THAT IS MY PLAN. IT IS A CHALLENGE, KIND OF, IT SOUNDS FUN AND I AM EXCITED ABOUT IT.

So please! If you know of a word that you like, comment with it, and I will use it! And I won't come back until I've kissed a girl*!

ETA: Feel free to give me as many words as strikes your fancy! I've got 7 27 so far, that means I need 43 23 more, there's plenty word openings to go around, and I LOVE YOU ALL!!! :)

ETA #2: Got all 50! Thanks to everyone that helped, I used at least one of everyone's words. :)



*Okay, I just like saying that at this point.