Every year I have ever planned for NaNoWriMo in anything other than a vague, general sort of “this is the idea” I’ve failed. If I outline, plan, plot, do dossiers and stuff… I fail.
If I get a few character ideas, a few plot bunnies, the occasional odd plot point… I win. Usually in record time (Current record is 10 days. I do not recommend it. I had my wrist in a splint for weeks.)
I sorta want to plan, but I’m currently working on a novel that’s been around forever. I want to continue with it, I don’t want to lose it. I’m in love with these characters, with this story.
I think I may do something with last year’s steampunk characters… the story fell flat. They were good characters, but I did not have them in the right story, I’m afraid. Happens from time to time.
I think I may do something new. To keep me in this world, and not too far in the future, I may work on the sequel. It’s actually written with my MC’s children (Albino twins. I KNOW, I know… they probably won’t stay that way, but in all fairness, I was 17 when I came up with the idea.)
I’ve got a few title ideas: The current one: Spirit of the Hunt. The sequel: Scion of the Hunt or maybe Song of the Hunt.
I promise. No violent rape scenes like in 2007.