So we’re only 3 days out from NaNoWriMo 2011 and the excitement’s building! I’ve been pinning one-pot and slow-cooker recipes like mad on Pinterest, and last night I did my shopping for ingredients and, I think it’s fair to say, a truckload of Diet Vanilla Coke to fuel me up. I’ve pretty much eliminated soda from my diet, except for November, when I make up for the rest of the year. Bring it on!
The other thing I’ve been doing is building my playlist. I don’t have it all, but I know the main track is The Heavy’s “How You Like Me Now?” And that could only be settled on once I knew which of the 5 ideas bouncing around my head I'd be working on. Would it be the one set in NYC/Paris? How about Seattle or Oregon or San Francisco? Nope, L.A. got the jump on everyone, and I can see the scene with “How You Like Me Now” just like a movie running in my head, along with tight shots and pans. I can see the hazy purple light as night falls over the Griffith Observatory, illegal taco stands by the side of the road, the Vista Theater in Los Feliz, those awesome bridges that lead into Pasadena. Apart from that, I only have a rough idea of the first 3 chapters and the end, but that's all I ever really have going in and I seem to find a whole plot every time, so once again: bring it on!
Slight problem: there’s a bit of mystery to this one, but what that is is a mystery to me. Part of the fun, but will require some research—which will have to be done after NaNo, or at least during those times when I don’t have Freedom disabling my internet access. Swear to God, I’m like a bower bird, seeking out shiny pins and Facebook updates. Robyn has already vowed to kick my ass if I try to use her WiFi. To that I say: bring it!
Are you in this year? What are you working on?