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Less than a week to go!

I finished my geometry midterm last night, turned the entire thing in this morning, and turned the extra credit for one problem in this afternoon. I am so glad to have that out of the way, considering that was the reason nobody saw me this week. Of course, I can't say much now, as I'm sitting here on the NaNo forums instead of going out. I actually meant to go out tonight, but then I got distracted by the forums because they weren't slow, and there went my plans for the night. We should try to get rid of this non-distraction thing before November, shall we?

NaNo starts on Thursday, and while I have a vague idea of a plot, I have no idea where it's going to go or who my characters are. It feels like 2005 when all I knew about the plot was that a guy thinks the world's going to end. Granted, I know a little more than that this year, but I still feel like I know very little.

But then I realize that I'm essentially writing the same thing that I wrote for NaNo last year and for Script Frenzy, only with a few more twists to it. Let's look at the plots:

NaNoWriMo 2006: MC leaves lover because she has commitment issues. She goes to find him again several years later.
Script Frenzy 2007: MC meets love of her life and returns to everyday life. She gets fired/quits her job and moves across the country to find him.
NaNoWriMo 2007: MC's boyfriend dumps him for a girl. MC gets knocked out by a trebuchet and thinks he's one of ex-boyfriend's female exes. He (she? I should ponder this) tries to win back ex-boyfriend.

Yeah, there are some weird, weird parallels here. Please don't tell me this is some weird subconscious thing although it probably is.


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Oct. 27th, 2007 06:57 am (UTC)
Ha. You're doing better than I am -- I apparently can't write a story of any length without mad scientists in it. Better a vaguely similar plot than a cheesy, easily-identifiable trope.
Oct. 27th, 2007 05:43 pm (UTC)
Let me guess--is that your plot for this year too? ;)
Oct. 27th, 2007 10:46 pm (UTC)
No, but I'm writing a superhero novel. And my main character has decided she's one of those ridiculous High School Science Genius Inventor types.
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Oct. 27th, 2007 05:39 pm (UTC)
Hey, you summed up my plot better than I did! Here, have a cookie.

And I would use fewer pronouns, but alas, none of them have names yet. I'll probably just start writing this on the first and use the first appropriate name that pops up in my head.
Oct. 28th, 2007 12:26 am (UTC)
I wish I had a plot.

I ended up defenestrating both of my vague ideas. The composer one because of all the complex music theory and history that I'd have to research... and the bookstore one because it was just getting too personal... in a very bad way. So, now I'm back at square one.

Good luck with NaNo this year.
Oct. 28th, 2007 04:50 am (UTC)
Hmmm, your plots all sound really interesting :). Hope this year's goes well.

I saw you on the nano boards - mind if I friend you?
Oct. 28th, 2007 05:40 am (UTC)
By all means, go ahead. I've already added you back.

As far as my plot goes, I've come up with another one. We'll see which one I use come the first.
Oct. 28th, 2007 04:47 pm (UTC)
Nice icon :D.
Oct. 28th, 2007 04:50 pm (UTC)
Thanks! It's so true.
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