Tuesday, 19 July 2011

The excitement of a new story

You ever get this feeling? When you’re going about life as usual and suddenly the excitement of something hits you – maybe a new love interest, a holiday coming up, or for me, the buzz of new clothes or books – and you get butterflies in your stomach?

I get that with new story ideas. 

I’ve decided to write a NaNoWriMo this year (I finish uni in October so no excuses of assignments being due). I’m kinda nervous and excited because I’ve never written anything that long before. I usually write short stories and the longest one has only been 15 000 words. So this will be a challenge. But I’m definitely ready.

I have 4 months to plan the story and get myself ready for writing. No pressure and no looming deadlines. 
Slowly, things keep revealing themselves to me: characters are developing, and events and dialogue come in to mind. These skeletons of characters are growing skin and muscle and personality. I’ll be at work or driving and suddenly something new hits me. 
My story just keeps falling into place.

I have constant (excited) butterflies in my stomach.

I’m not going to say too much about my idea, only that
      I have to talk to the police and the Australian defense force for research,
          I know it will be YA,
               It will involve letters from one character to another
                     And a mysterious older boy named Cade.

Anyone else get butterflies in their stomach when they have a new idea bubbling away? Anyone plan on doing NaNoWriMo?


  1. I'm so excited you're doing nano! I've never done it myself, but am very proud of you :) *preens* So cool you're getting flooded with ideas, too. I definitely get all giddy inside when I'm uncovering a story and meeting all my new " friends" for the first time. I pity anyone that wants your attention over the course of the next 4 months :) Yay, have so much fun!!!

  2. I love new ideas. And your picture of x-ray butterflies. I just put up a huge bulletin board in my house. My beats were written down yesterday and for the next few weeks or so, I'll be coming up with my scenes. So exciting!