An intense anticipation itself transforms possibility into reality; our desires being often but precursors of the things which we are capable of performing. - Samuel Smiles
One more day until NaNo. Even though I have no idea how my novel starts, I'm really excited! Woo! The short story that this is loosely based upon starts with the heroine in bed, but "the rules" say you should never start a novel that way... we'll see.
Oh... I did do some work on the NaNo novel though. I finished my character profiles on the H/H and made up a collage (which will probably change as I get to know the story better, but works for now):
The dog is Sheba... and she's the one who gets the ball rolling. The red-head is the heroine's daughter and the older man is the ex-husband. The man feeding the chickens is the hero's roommate (and, yes, there are chickens in the story -- because it was a NaNo dare and I didn't have any weird pets yet).
So: "Are you ready?", "Yes, I'm ready" .... do you have the song in your head now? And if you do, can you name that tune and the people who sang it?
To NaNoWriMo: Yes. I'm ready.
Hey -- thanks for all the suggestions for books yesterday. Many she's already read: the Little House books, Anne of Green Gables, the Chronicles of Narnia ... but I'm looking for the Edward Eager books, Trixie Belden (would you believe my library has NONE?), Encyclopedia Brown and the Great Brain books. I actually own the Bonnie books and don't know why I didn't think of them, so will dig them out. That should hold her for a week or two.
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