So, my idea with adding martians to the Lives of Perfect Creatures has gone and taken on a life of its own. This is a good thing. The Martians want their own novel and really, who can blame them? I have a good idea and there’s no reason to cling to the already finished novel as a framework for it. Now I just need to disentangle the Martians from that story and find one of their own to tell. This can be done, but takes time. National Novel Writing month starts tomorrow.
So, while I have a concept and a handful of ideas for characters, I have no plot. This is not necesarily a bad thing. NaNoWriMo encourages just diving in and working it out as you go. Which is what I’ll be doing most of the next month.
I’ll be posting updates and throwing out questions as the plot snarls and character motivations wander off. For those interrested in the sausage making secrets of writing a novel, stay tuned.